Date lodged: 25 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of statistics published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), which show that the number of fish farms that rated poor rose from 42 in 2014 to 58 in 2015, what action it will take to address this.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 7 December 2016
Environmental regulation and compliance are matters for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). The Scottish Government is, however, committed to supporting ongoing dialogue between SEPA and stakeholders to encourage the sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector and to identify improved regulatory approaches where possible.