Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland and the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards have supported the facilitated discussion process between wild fish interests and the aquaculture industry. This process was initiated by Stewart Stevenson with a view to both sectors working together more constructively in the future.
The formal, facilitated, part of this process ended on the 16th April. Although there remain a number of challenging issues between wild fisheries interests and aquaculture, both RAFTS and ASFB will continue to engage in constructive dialogue with the industry in an attempt to make progress on these issues. We believe we can move towards a better mutual understanding in a number of areas and, we hope that this continued dialogue will lead us to real solutions and a far better working relationship between wild fisheries and fish farming interests.