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

Description
ISBN9781780456690
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 22, 2012

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ISBN 978 1 78045 669 0 (Web publication only)
DPPAS 12627

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CONTENTS

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY

1.0 INTRODUCTION
Purpose of the Environmental Report
Structure of the Environmental Report

2.0 BILL CONSULTATION DOCUMENT
Relationship with Other Qualifying Plans, Programmes and Strategies
The Bill Consultation Document

3.0 APPROACH TO THE ASSESSMENT
Background
Scope of the Bill Consultation Document to be Assessed
Scope of the Environmental Topics to be Assessed
Environmental Protection Objectives
Methods
Reasonable Alternatives

4.0 INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AQUACULTURE AND WILD SALMONIDS
Wild Salmonids
Protected Status
Population Trends and Abundance
Wild Salmonid Interactions with Finfish Aquaculture

5.0 FARM MANAGEMENT AREAS

6.0 SEA-LICE, MORTALITY, DISEASE AND PRODUCTION DATA

7.0 BIOMASS CONTROL

8.0 WELLBOAT CONTROLS

9.0 FARMED FISH PROCESSING PLANTS

10.0 SEA-LICE

11.0 ESCAPES

12.0 SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

13.0 LICENSING THE INTRODUCTION OF SALMONIDS

14.0 SUMMARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

15.0 NEXT STEPS

APPENDICES

Appendix 1 Screening Summary of the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill Consultation Document
Appendix 2 Environmental Protection Objectives

TABLES

Table 1 Key Facts about the Bill Consultation Document
Table 2 Scope of the Bill Consultation Document to be Assessed
Table 3 Scope of Environmental Topics to be Assessed
Table 4 SEA Objectives
Table 5 Results of the Assessment
Table 6 Bill Consultation and SEA Environmental Report Timeframe

FIGURES

Figure 1 Policy Context for the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill Consultation Document
Figure 2 Locations of SACs designated for Atlantic Salmon and Locations of Fish Farm Licences in Scotland
Figure 3 Annual reported catch of salmon (caught and retained) in Scotland, 1952-2008, by method
Figure 4 Annual reported catch of sea trout (caught and retained) in Scotland, 1952-2008, by method
Figure 5. Potential cumulative effects of finfish aquaculture and salmon conservation measures on biodiversity: baseline
Figure 6. Potential cumulative effects of finfish aquaculture and salmon conservation measures on biodiversity: with proposed provisions