About the Inquiry
The Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee agreed its approach to this inquiry at its meeting on 31 January 2018.
The Committee agreed that the inquiry will focus solely on the farmed salmon sector.
To consider the current state of salmon industry in Scotland, identify opportunities for its future development and explore how the various fish health and environmental challenges it currently faces can be addressed.
||Evidence session with aquaculture research bodies. Confirmed witnesses include: Scottish Association Marine Science; University of Stirling Insititute for Aquaculture; Steve Westbrook.
||Evidence session with environmental organisations. Confirmed witnesses include: Scottish Environment LINK, Salmon & Trout Conservation, Fisheries Management Scotland, Lochaber District salmon Fishery Board.
||Evidence session with regulatory bodies. Confirmed witnesses include: Scottish Natural Hertiage, Highland Council and SEPA.
| 25 April
||Evidence session with development bodies. Confirmed witnesses include: Scotland Food & Drink, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre
| 2 May
||Evidence session with salmon farming representatives. Confirmed witnesses include Marine Harvest, Scottish Seafood Association, Grieg Seafood Shetland, SSPO
| 16 May
||Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity
The dates of the sessions may change due to other Committee Business. This list will be updated as witnesses confirm.
The Committee launched a call for views on 8 February and the deadline for submissions is Friday 27 April.
We encourage you to use our template to submit your view -
Read the written submissions received
Work by other Committees
The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee agreed at its meeting on 23 January 2018 to undertake an inquiry in relation the environmental implications of salmon farming.
The outcome of this work will be a report to the REC Committee to inform its aquaculture inquiry.