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‘Liciest’ fish farms are to be revealed


SCOTTISH ministers have been ordered to disclose the names of Scotland’s ‘liciest’ fish farms, following an appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

The average number of sea lice found on farmed fish is monitored by Marine Scotland, an arm of the Scottish Government.

When a trigger level, an average of three adult female sea lice per fish, is reached, farms report it to Marine Scotland, which then increases monitoring until either the average count drops back below three, or exceeds the intervention limit of eight per fish, when an enforcement notice is served.

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