Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill Equality Impact Assessment

Equality Impact Assessment for the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill

Annex A


Directorate: Division: team

Marine Scotland, Performance, Aquaculture and Recreational Fisheries Division, Salmon and Recreational Fisheries

Title of Policy

Introduction of statutory carcass tagging for salmon

Date of completion of EQIA

1 October 2012


  • The aim of the policy is to enhance the traceability of salmon and improve voluntary compliance with the existing legislative framework including the ban on the sale of rod caught fish.
  • Salmon netsmen already operate a voluntary carcass tagging scheme which covers 90% of the fish caught by members of the Salmon Netsmans Association of Scotland. There is already a ban on the sale of rod caught fish.
  • Angling and netting stakeholder groups will be consulted.

Key Findings

  • People affected are likely to be the elderly and those with manual dexterity issues.

Action to be Taken

This should:

  • Consult with angling and netting stakeholder groups


  • A further EQIA will be carried out during the process of drafting the regulations but impact likely on limited numbers of elderly/disabled people.


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