COAST response to SEPA consultation on the use of feed to regulate organic output from marine pen fish farming. January 2020

COAST response to SEPA’s consultation on the use of biomass or feed to regulate the organic output from marine pen fish farming to the environment. January 2020.

“Scotland is the largest Atlantic salmon aquaculture producer in the European Union and third in the world…a contributing factor to this is Scotland’s reputation for a high quality environment and abundant freshwater resources. SEPA’s vision is that the sector becomes a world-leading innovator in ways to minimise the environmental footprint of food production and supply; where it has a strong and positive relationship with neighbouring users of the environment and communities.”

“This consultation explores methods for how we assess the organic load from a marine pen fish farm to ensure organic residues from farms don’t negatively impact local environments.” Read the full consultation proposal here.