MSPs probe im­pact of sea lice

The Oban Times - - News -

THE Scot­tish Par­lia­ment will launch an in­quiry into the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts of fish farms fol­low­ing a pe­ti­tion, says Salmon and Trout Con­ser­va­tion Scot­land (STCS).

The STCS lodged a pe­ti­tion in par­lia­ment in Fe­bru­ary last year, ask­ing for pro­tec­tion for wild salmonids from sea lice.

How­ever, the Scot­tish Salmon Pro­duc­ers say sea lice man­age­ment is the best it has been for sev­eral years and would wel­come a visit from MSPs.

The Ru­ral Econ­omy and Con­nec­tiv­ity Com­mit­tee agreed to con­duct an in­quiry into salmon farm­ing in Scot­land.

Guy Lin­ley-Adams, from STCS, said: ‘ We are de­lighted that MSPs of all par­ties have shown such con­cern and in­ter­est and we thank them.’

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