Date lodged: 18 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many fish farms have been prosecuted in each of the last five years for releasing farmed fish, and how many were convicted.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 27 September 2017
No fish farms have been prosecuted for releasing farmed fish. This is not a statutory offence. Equally an escape of farmed fish is not an offence although there is a requirement for notification to the Fish Health Inspectorate.