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Episode Six - The Hidden Cost of Farmed Fish

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Coinciding with the launch of Compassion in World Farming’s Rethink Fish campaign, Peter and Andrew invite CEO Philip Lymbery to reveal the true cost of farmed fish. The Scottish salmon farming industry is rife with fish welfare issues and serious environmental problems. At current production levels sea lice infestation and disease are out of control, causing fish suffering on an alarming scale and threatening wild fish populations. Compassion in World Farming have launched an open letter to the Scottish government, urgently calling for a moratorium on the expansion of the industry, with a view to phasing out intensive salmon farming ( This is a fascinating and eye-opening conversation, shedding a light on something many of us don’t often think about. Peter and Andrew delve deep into a subject that some find will uncomfortable. Our intention is always to give the listener real, honest and scientifically backed information that enables a person to make informed choices. And, as always, we invite discussion and conversation so please let us know your thoughts and questions at [email protected]. To find out more about Compassion in World Farming’s Rethink Fish campaign, please visit:

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