The Sea Trout Group (
“We particularly welcome the Executive’s proposal to appoint a Regulator to oversee sea lice management and containment of fish on salmon farms,” said
“The Sea Trout Group has always supported the existence of a sustainable fish farming industry in
“We perceive the Executive’s proposals as offering a pragmatic and workable solution to the need to regulate currently unregulated aspects of cage fish farming. The worst possible outcome would be for these proposals to be ‘watered down’ before they reach the stage of becoming law.
“We would urge all anglers, and others interested in the welfare of our native wild fish, to write to the Executive, responding favourably to these proposals by 24 February,” concluded Professor Mackay.