SSPO comment on S&TC report

A spokesperson for the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation said:

“Lice occur naturally in places like river mouths, where there is low water flow and a lot of returning wild fish. This year, in particular, the warm weather has increased water temperatures, exacerbating the lice problem for wild fish, just as for farmed fish.

“We publish farm-by-farm data on the incidence of lice, and we see from this that the levels of lice on farmed salmon are in decline, and are at the lowest level for five years.”