Scotland to allow supersized salmon-farms if they pass pollution tests

New policy expected to see larger farms created in deeper water further off Scottish coast

Scottish salmon farmers will be allowed to create supersized farms in return for accepting much stricter controls on parasites and marine pollution.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has said it will no longer restrict the size of salmon farms as long as they meet tougher standards limiting chemical, faecal and organic waste pollution in surrounding seas.

Related: Scotland’s salmon crisis: ‘Anglers only want one. But it’s just not happening’

There are real fears the industry’s plans to double annual production will cause needless suffering to millions of fish

Related: EU raids salmon farmers in Scotland in price-fixing inquiry

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Source: The Guardian
Scotland to allow supersized salmon-farms if they pass pollution tests