Farmed salmon 'infect wild fish'
3 October 2002 - 12:53pm
The strongest evidence so far that wild fish are being infected by farmed salmon is to be presented to a conference in Denmark on Thursday.
Scottish Executive scientists found large numbers of sea lice near the mouth of the River Shieldaig in the Western Highlands, where young trout emerge into the sea.
And their research indicates the devastating parasites came from nearby salmon cages.
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