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Environmental Report for the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Location / Relocation of Fish Farms Draft Programme Proposals Final version after consultation

DescriptionEnvironmental Report for the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Location / Relocation of Fish Farms Draft Programme Proposals Final version after consultation
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJanuary 04, 2007

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Scottish Executive
Final Report
November 2006

ISBN 0 7559 1442 2

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Contents

Non-Technical Summary

1Introduction
1.1 Purpose of Report
1.2 The need and scope of assessment

2The Location / Relocation Programme
2.1 Background
2.2 Relocation Programme Outline
2.2.1 The Programme objective
2.2.2 The Programme Principles

2.2.3 The Relocation Process
2.3 Relationship to legislation, programmes and initiatives

3Existing Baseline Status
3.1 Industry
3.2 Environment
3.3 Interactions and Impacts of Aquaculture
3.3.1 Wildlife Interactions
3.3.2 Wider Environmental Interactions
3.3.3 Socio economic Interactions

4Assessment of alternative Approaches
4.1 Alternatives Considered
4.1.1 No change
4.1.2 Voluntary / part-funded relocation (the preferred option)
4.1.3 Change in micro location
4.1.4 Change in operational practices
4.1.5 Salmon and Sea trout Conservation Strategy
4.1.6 Aquatic system rationalisation plan (demonstration project)
4.1.7 Local Authority marine planning initiative
4.2 Assessment Methods
4.3 Assessment findings
4.4 Matrix assessments of Relocation Process
4.4.1 Implications of larger farms
4.4.2 No Change
4.4.3 Voluntary re-location scheme (The preferred approach)
4.4.4 Minor Changes
4.4.5 Salmon Conservation Strategy
4.4.6 Relocation within Marine Planning Initiative

5Mitigation & Monitoring
5.1 Mitigation through project approval procedures
5.2 Mitigation in relation to specific projects
5.3 Monitoring

6Discussion

7Conclusion

8Next Steps

9Annex
9.1 SEA / Programme Key Facts
9.2 SEA Activities to Date
9.3 Relationship to legislation, programmes and initiatives
9.4 Baseline & Monitoring Data
9.5 Mitigations
9.6 Proposed assessment framework
9.7 Currently identified sites for relocation
9.8 Consultation Responses