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Zero Waste report: finfish mortalities in Scotland

Published: 5 May 2016

The Finfish Mortalities in Scotland report (below) was commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland in order to investigate suitable alternative Animal By Product compliant disposal routes for Scottish finfish farming waste.

Published:
5 May 2016
Zero Waste report: finfish mortalities in Scotland

The Finfish Mortalities in Scotland report (below) was commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland in order to investigate suitable alternative Animal By Product compliant disposal routes for Scottish finfish farming waste. Alternatives were required to be both logistically and commercially viable for the finfish farming industry with any associated costs and savings clearly identified. Alternatives were required in order to support the industry to meet the change in Regulation which removed landfill as a disposal option from January 2016.  These alternatives were to be considered more environmentally sustainable and potentially allow material to be utilised higher up the waste hierarchy.

A full report is available from Zero Waste Scotland, which:

  • Provides evidence for suitable ABP compliant disposal routes for Scottish finfish farming waste

  • Reviews the capacity already existing in Scotland to receive and utilise this material and the logistics involved for the individual solutions identified

  • Identifies other options for adding further value to this waste

This report focuses on finfish farming and does not include aquaculture as a whole i.e. does not include molluscs, crustaceans or seaweed.  It also does not include waste from fish processing facilities.

Finfish mortalities in Scotland

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