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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18549: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 4 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of salmon is rejected due to exceeding the lice infestation threshold.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 19 September 2018

There is no human health implication from the presence of sea lice. Operators may make a commercial decision to remove product from the market for quality control purposes.