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Salmon farmers review hard-hitting findings

WEST coast salmon farmers are considering a hard-hitting parliamentary report about environmental impacts.

The report, out this week, from Holyrood’s environment, climate change and land reform committee has warned the planned expansion of salmon farming over the next 10 to 15 years is unsustainable and could, unless there are changes, cause ‘irrecoverable damage’.

Its findings are being reviewed by Marine Harvest, which has 49 sea farms on the west coast. Steve Bracken, business support manager for Marine Harvest, said: ‘We are disappointed at some of the findings but are currently reviewing it and will respond in detail.’

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