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Holyrood watchdog begins salmon farm inquiry

THE SCOTTISH Parliament has launched an inquiry into the environmental impact of Atlantic salmon farming in Scotland.

The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, which scrutinises the Scottish Government’s policies and expenditure, took evidence from the Dunbeg-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) on Tuesday. Earlier this month SAMS published its review of the scientific evidence.

‘The lochs, voes and sheltered coastal waters of the Scottish West Coast and Western and Northern Isles provide ideal conditions for growing salmon in floating cages,’ the report began.

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