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An inquiry has been launched into the future of Scotland’s farmed salmon industry.

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee is to examine the current state of the sector, opportunities for its future development, and its environmental impact.

Committee convener Edward Mountain said: “The farmed salmon industry is clearly of great significance in economic terms to Scotland, and this is an industry that plans to develop and increase production.

“However, the industry also currently faces a variety of challenges, such as managing farmed salmon health - particularly concerning sea lice and gill disease - its environmental impact, and dealing with climate change.”

He added: “It’s crucial that we access the valuable knowledge, experience and expertise of everyone in Scotland with an interest in the future of the salmon industry to help shape our work in this area.”

Evidence will be gathered from producers, processors and others directly involved in the salmon industry; environmental organisations and Scotland’s food and drink sector.  


Inquiry into salmon farming industry

9 February 2018