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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04592: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 9 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has conducted a safety and welfare review of use of the Thermolicer device in salmon farms.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 17 November 2016

No safety and welfare review of the use of the Thermolicer has been carried out by Scottish Government. The aquaculture industry is responsible for overseeing the use of treatments for disease and/ or parasites. The health and welfare of the fish on site are primarily the responsibility of the operator of the fish farm.