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Freshwater enhanced containment assessment: form

Enhanced containment assessment form (freshwater) in relation to the provisions of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Acts of 2007 and 2013.


The containment of farmed fish is an important issue to ensure the future sustainability of the Scottish aquaculture industry. The site surveillance programme therefore includes aspects of containment assessment in relation to the provisions of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Acts of 2007 & 2013. A separate site risk assessment is undertaken to enable fish health inspectors to carry out enhanced containment inspections based on the following factors:

  • Subscription to the industry's Code of Good Practice for Scottish Finfish Aquaculture;
  • Incidences of previous escape events or circumstances which gave rise to a significant risk of escape on or in the vicinity of the site;
  • Incidences of previous escape events or circumstances which gave rise to a significant risk of escape on or in the vicinity of the sites operated by the business;
  • Incidences of damage to site equipment by predators.
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