Over the past 50 years, fish farming has undergone rapid development and has become a very profitable industry in Scotland. This has introduced new pressures on our wild fish, the main ones being an increased abundance of sea lice in the marine environment, and escapes from fish farms which can result in interbreeding between wild fish and farmed fish, compromising the genetic integrity of wild populations. Fisheries Management Scotland’s work on aquaculture is solely focused on the interests of Scotland’s wild fish, and we support our member Fishery Boards and Trusts to achieve this aim.