Scottish committee wants mandatory salmon sea lice

(12/04/18)

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Scottish salmon farmers only began voluntarily publishing farm-by-farm sea lice data in May 2018, but if the rural economy and connectivity committee gets what it asked for in its recent report, tighter regulations are on the way.

The committee said it was "clear that the industry has not as yet identified a means to fully and effectively deal with this parasite", though it acknowledged there are a variety of actions and interventions being undertaken.

"The committee welcomes the wide-ranging proposals in the FHF [Scottish government's Fish Health Framework] sea lice workstream, such as the review of voluntary sea lice compliance policy................................................


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