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Scottish Parliament to investigate salmon farming environmental impact

UNITED KINGDOM
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 03:20 (GMT + 9)

The Scottish Parliament will start an investigation into the salmon farming industry in Scotland in response to a petition made by Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TCS), which argues that protection is needed for wild salmonids from sea lice from Scottish salmon farms. Guy Linley-Adams, for S&TCS, stressed the inquiry will enable the organisation to bring all MSPs attention to what they can do to protect Scotland’s wild salmon and sea trout, and the wider Scottish environment, from the damage it is currently suffering as a result of salmon farming in marine open cages. The petition S&TCS lodged recommends that the Scottish Parliament should seek to amend the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 to give Scottish Ministers a statutory duty to inspect farms and enforce sea lice control on salmon farms. In its petition S&TCS ... FULL STORY

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