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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18546: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 4 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many recorded fish deaths due to sea lice there have been in each of the last 10 years.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 19 September 2018

Under current fish health legislation, it is a requirement to report increased mortality in aquaculture animals to either a veterinarian or Scottish Government's fish health inspectorate. The total number of salmon mortalities specifically attributable to sea lice is not held. Recent, industry-wide figures are published here: http://scottishsalmon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/May-2018.pdf