Monday, January 10, 2011

Salmon skirmishes

Whilst all is now reported quiet on the scallop front...
SCOTLAND'S salmon farming industry has branded Westminster's fisheries minister "ill-informed and irresponsible" after he suggested consumers should consider switching to wild species for environmental reasons.

Richard Benyon claimed that diners should choose fish such as wild gurnard, megrim sole or dab, instead of eating farmed salmon - which generates £500 million a year for the Scottish economy.

However, his comments have sparked outrage in Scotland, where fisheries is a devolved issue.
Curiously enough though, no comments that I can see on the matter from Mr Benyon's Scottish counterpart.

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