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Strategic Framework for Farmed Fish Health

Strategic Farmed Fish Health Framework Working Group

The group was established in December 2017 to deliver a farmed fish health framework for Scotland, which is a Programme for Government commitment for 2017-2018.

The group is co-chaired by Ben Hadfield, MD of Marine Harvest Scotland Ltd, and Professor Colin Moffat, Head of Science, Marine Scotland.

Membership includes finfish farming businesses, trade associations/networks, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, veterinary professionals, as well as regulatory bodies.


The group is currently working towards finalising a high-level farmed fish health framework by spring 2018. Following completion, the group will continue to meet on a regular basis to oversee and facilitate the implementation of the framework and provide updates to priority work streams. Meeting documents and updates will be made available online.

The group is due to meet next in January and February 2018.