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SEAWEED CULTIVATION POLICY STATEMENT 2017

SEAWEED CULTIVATION POLICY STATEMENT 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528643

A policy statement on seaweed cultivation in Scotland, covering commercial seaweed cultivation development size, and Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) development.

Executive Summary

This policy statement aims to help facilitate the growth of this sector by setting out Scottish Government Policy on the suitability of seaweed cultivation in different scenarios. This will provide those wanting to operate in the sector with a better understanding of the type of development that may be given approval. The overall benefit will be to provide greater certainty for the industry, while ensuring that activities which may have an environmental impact are understood and mitigated.