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Aquaculture and Fisheries Consultation Analysis - Summary Report

Published: 10 Aug 2012
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781780459943

Summary report of the analysis of the responses to the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill Consultation, partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report

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44 page PDF

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Aquaculture and Fisheries Consultation Analysis - Summary Report
10 Other Comments and Issues Raised

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10 Other Comments and Issues Raised

10.1 Many respondents provided additional comments on wider issues relating to aquaculture and freshwater fisheries in their responses. In summary, these included:

  • Disagreement with information in and/or conclusions of the SEA.
  • Support for the recommendations of the Mixed Stock Salmon Fisheries Working Group.
  • Support for changes in farming practices (i.e. closed containment and production innovations).
  • Suggestions for further action on escapes (i.e. requirement for remedial action by operators, genetic sterilisation, stopping movement of cages into open waters).
  • Support for presumption against or powers to limit fish farm developments in areas of importance to wild salmonids.
  • Suggestion for the provision of additional scope for DSFBs (i.e. include all species of trout, notification of developments impacting on river systems, include as a consultee for planning permission applications).
  • Suggestion for the adoption of an ecosystem approach for fisheries management.
  • Suggesting further consultation and collaboration on the operation of MAs, particularly regarding salmon farming practices and sea-lice treatments.
  • Several suggestions for reviewing or changing weekly close times for net fishing and correcting the current imbalance in financial contributions from net fisheries to fishery management.
  • Concern that the proposals in the Consultation Document may adversely impact the coarse angling and aquaculture industries.
  • Support for changing the use of Protection Orders ( POs) where risk to native species or the environment can be demonstrated.
  • Recommendation for a review of the Scottish Aquaculture CoGP.
  • Support for inclusion on a range of additional provisions (i.e. pollution, seal shooting, acoustic deterrent devices, locational planning issues amongst others).

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