Fish farm moratorium, Shetland

(02/08/19)

HIGHLANDS and Islands Green list MSP John Finnie has reiterated his call for a moratorium on new fish farms ahead of a debate by the parliament’s rural economy committee into salmon farming in Scotland, on Wednesday.

Finnie, who is the Scottish Greens’ rural and island communities spokesman said that a temporary ban on new developments would give the industry and its regulators the time to control environmental pollution, high fish death rates and the impact of farmed fish disease on wild fish.

The committee has already come out against such a moratorium saying that there is insufficient evidence to.....................................................


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