The global headlines for the open net pen method scream one thing. DO NOT INVEST.
“The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has been privately considering proposals for a 6,000-8,000 tonne caged fish farm that its own expert says would be “utterly unsustainable”, threaten Sepa’s credibility, and profit the fish farm industry to the tune of tens of millions of pounds. The amount of waste from the two-million-fish mega-farm proposed by multinational companies would be equivalent to the sewage from between 400,000 and 800,000 people, one Sepa report estimates. The population of Glasgow city is about 600,000.”
Grieg’s Placentia Bay import permit was for 8 MILLION fish and 30,000mt ! Doing some math suggests that the Grieg proposal would generate the same waste as 2,000,000 to 4,000,000 people according to Scottish government fish farming.