Fisheries Management Scotland welcome the publication of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee report on Salmon Farming in Scotland

Fisheries Management Scotland have welcomed the publication of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee report on Salmon Farming in Scotland.

Dr Alan Wells, Chief Executive of Fisheries Management Scotland commented:

“Fisheries Management Scotland welcome the publication of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee report on Salmon Farming in Scotland. This latest report recognises that urgent action needs to be taken to improve the regulation of the Scottish salmon farming industry and to address fish health and environmental challenges.

“Two committees of the Scottish Parliament, and indeed the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, have now stated that ‘the status quo is not an option’. It is our view that Scotland should have a world-leading regulatory and planning system which protects wild migratory fish and proactively seeks to address any local negative impacts. It is now vital that the changes needed to put this in place are made without delay. Fisheries Management Scotland will be working to this end as part of the Scottish Government’s Salmonid Interactions Working Group.”