The number of salmon deaths on fish farms in the UK nearly doubled in 2022 according to official figures released by Scotland's Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI).

Salmon producers have blamed the losses on poor genetics, increasing levels of disease, parasites and jellyfish blooms.

FHI data reveals that nearly 15 million salmon mortalities were reported from January to November 2022, a 75 percent increase on the 8.58 million reported in all of 2021 and 158 percent increase on the 5.81 million reported two years ago.