Crovie

Crovie

Usan Salmon Fisheries Ltd is Scotland’s largest commercial salmon netting company, operating stations on the country's North and East coasts, including two at Gamrie Bay on the Moray Firth. On average 10 seals are shot every week in Scotland. Over 1000 seals have been slaughtered in Scottish waters to protect commercial salmon farming and their nets in the last two years. In 2013, twenty seals were shot in two weeks by Usan employees at their Gamrie Bay stations. Residents and tourists at Gardenstown and Crovie witnessed contracted marksmen shooting seals in open, public view. Anti-seal shooting activists the Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) wanted Usan to undertake trials of acoustic seal-scaring devices in Gamrie Bay. SPAG then asked potential tourists to stay away from North-East Scotland after TV presenter Neil Oliver launched a campaign promoting Scotland as a top location for watching wild creatures (being murdered).

Neil Oliveris the face and voice of VisitScotland’s £350,000 "Surprise Yourself" initiative. He is on the lunatic fringe of the Better Together anti-Independence 'No' campaign.

The VisitScotland campaign highlights Scotland’s "Big 5" animals to see – red deer, otter, red squirrel, golden eagle and harbour seal. The initiative is geared to draw more visitors to Scotland from the rest of the UK and Ireland.

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Usan Salmon Fisheries Ltd is Scotland’s largest commercial salmon netting company, operating stations on the country's North and East coasts, including two at Gamrie Bay on the Moray Firth. On average 10 seals are shot every week in Scotland. Over 1000 seals have been slaughtered in Scottish waters to protect commercial salmon farming and their nets in the last two years. In 2013, twenty seals were shot in two weeks by Usan employees at their Gamrie Bay stations. Residents and tourists at Gardenstown and Crovie witnessed contracted marksmen shooting seals in open, public view. Anti-seal shooting activists the Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) wanted Usan to undertake trials of acoustic seal-scaring devices in Gamrie Bay. SPAG then asked potential tourists to stay away from North-East Scotland after TV presenter Neil Oliver launched a campaign promoting Scotland as a top location for watching wild creatures (being murdered).

Neil Oliveris the face and voice of VisitScotland’s £350,000 "Surprise Yourself" initiative. He is on the lunatic fringe of the Better Together anti-Independence 'No' campaign.

The VisitScotland campaign highlights Scotland’s "Big 5" animals to see – red deer, otter, red squirrel, golden eagle and harbour seal. The initiative is geared to draw more visitors to Scotland from the rest of the UK and Ireland.

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