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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18551: Rachael Hamilton (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 4 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much it estimates has been lost from the economy as a result of sea lice infestation.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 19 September 2018

Scottish Government does not hold information on the economic loss resulting from sea lice. The Scottish salmon farming industry estimated recently that their cost of controlling sea lice is in the region of £70 million per annum.