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Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill Consultation Document Environmental Report February 2012

Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill Consultation Document Environmental Report February 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ISBN: 9781780456690

This Environmental Report sets out the results of the assessment of the possible environmental effects of provisions in the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill.

Executive Summary

The environmental report:

• describes the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill Consultation Document and its policy context.

• describes the approach to the SEA.

• provides information on interactions between aquaculture and the marine environment, focusing on wild salmonids.

• present the results of the assessment. Each section covers a different provision proposed for inclusion in the Bill, describing the baseline situation, assessing the potential environmental effects, and identifying mitigation measures where appropriate.

• summarises the results of the assessment.

• outlines the next steps of the SEA and Bill processes.