Fish farm escapes lightly over unlicensed pesticide

A Scottish fish farming business has been prosecuted successfully for using an unlicensed medicine, ivermectin, to control fish lice. The company failed to record use of the chemical, breaching the terms of its discharge consent. But the modest fine of £500 imposed by the court yet again raises questions about the efficacy of the Scottish prosecution system in bringing environmental offenders to book.

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