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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14792: Forbes, Kate (Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 21 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will undertake any engagement with salmon farm operators regarding netting materials in order to minimise breaches and escape of stock.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 5 March 2018

The Scottish Technical Standard determines technical requirements for fish farm equipment in Scotland and applies to all species of finfish. Discussions will continue with the industry to ensure that these standards are adhered to.