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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-04429

Concerns Over Label Rouge Salmon Certification

Submitted by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party.
Date lodged: Friday, March 3, 2017

Supported by: John Finnie, Ross Greer, Patrick Harvie, Andy Wightman

That the Parliament recognises the concerns that it understands have been raised by the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture regarding the environmental and animal welfare standards of Label Rouge Scottish salmon; notes that around 8,000 tonnes of Label Rouge Scottish salmon is produced each year, primarily for the French market but also for sale in Germany, Switzerland and the Far East; believes that, despite claims that Label Rouge Scottish salmon is produced to "very stringent standards", details of these standards and regulations are not publicly available; understands that a 2011 report by the University of Victoria gave Label Rouge a "red" rating for its environmental impacts, including use of antibiotics, sustainability of feed, pathogens and parasiticides, and calls on Label Rouge to publish its environmental and animal welfare standards ahead of its celebration reception and dinner at Edinburgh Castle on 16 March 2017.