- 22 Dec 2020
Tables and maps describe the Category 1, 2 and 3 areas for the Scottish Government Locational Guidelines, designated on the basis of MSS predictive modelling to estimate nutrient enhancement and benthic impact in sea lochs or similar water bodies supporting aquaculture. For a detailed explanation of how these categorisations were derived, refer to the Scottish Fisheries Research Report ‘Scottish Government Locational Guidelines for fish farming: Predicted levels of nutrient enhancement and benthic impact’. Predictive models were used to assign each sea loch an index of ‘nutrient enhancement’ and ‘benthic impact’. The sum of these indices was used for the categorisation of areas as indicated below.