Fish Farm Containment and Marine Mammal Interactions Code of Practice

Closes 3 Aug 2021

Opened 22 Jun 2021


Section 7 of the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (“2007 Act”) empowers the Scottish Ministers to approve a code of practice, in whole or in part, in order to give practical guidance to fish farmers, promoting desirable practices with respect to the containment of fish on fish farms and the prevention of escapes by farmed fish. This Code of Practice sets out the standards expected from Aquaculture Production Businesses in Scotland in order to provide for the containment of fish on fish farms and to prevent their escape in relation to marine mammal interactions.

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  • Marine and Fisheries