Salmon farms urge caution on HPMAs

Scottish farmed salmon continues to show record export growth. Credit: Marine Harvest

Salmon Scotland’s boss has urged the three First Minister candidates to protect rural communities dependent on the country’s salmon farming industry

The trade body for Scottish salmon has raised concerns with the three First Ministerial candidates about a proposed ban on marine activity in coastal waters around Scotland.

Salmon Scotland chief executive Tavish Scott is also urging the MSPs to address the housing crisis blighting rural communities and streamline the aquaculture licensing process.

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