A Technical Standard for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture

A technical standard for Scottish finfish aquaculture has been published by the Scottish government.

Alongside establishing training requirements, the standard will help ensure all finfish farms in Scotland have the appropriate equipment and operational procedures to minimise the risk of escapes.

The standard applies to the farming of all species of finfish in Scotland with all equipment expected to meet the requirements by 2020.

This technical standard is the result of wide ranging discussions involving industry representatives and associated stakeholders, who met under the auspices of the Improved Containment Working Group, set up by Marine Scotland in 2009 and chaired by Marine Harvest’s Steve Bracken.

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