Scott Landsburgh, chief executive of Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, has highlighted the importance of planning reform to secure future development of the industry. He said:
“Planning and consenting is an area the Industry Leadership Group (ILG), set up in response to the findings of the Aquaculture 2030 report, will focus on as it is crucial for the future development of industry that we have a system that is fit for purpose and efficient.
“The SSPO will take a leading role on the ILG. This will ensure specific industry concerns are taken into consideration when regularly informing the minister and stakeholders of the challenges faced in developing the industry.
“The industry will also continue to invest significant sums in research and innovation, while using the latest technology as it becomes available, to assist with the practical application of fish health management as it becomes even more effective over time”.
The initial scoping meeting of the ILG will take place before the end of the year.