In 2013, twenty two monitoring sites were surveyed and data from over 1000 sea trout recorded. The report contains data on the levels of sea lice found on post-smolt sea trout across all of the sampling sites. The West Coast Fisheries Trusts’ sweep netting programme is the only programme monitoring the impacts of aquaculture on wild salmonid populations. This is the third such report published by RAFTS as part of the MIAP and can be downloaded HERE.
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- BBC Scotland – Scottish salmon farming’s sea lice ‘crisis’ by admin 14/02/2017: The Scottish salmon farming industry is facing major problems from sea lice, which have led to a cut in output, fast rising costs and a big rise in pr... Read More
Code of Good GovernanceRAFTS believe that the good corporate governance and the adoption of best operational and technical practice are key cornerstones of sound management. To promote this concept amongst our member network, RAFTS developed a Code of Good Governance which sets out key governing principles and general standards of operation and practice which Trusts should follow. The production of the Code followed extensive consultation and development with member trusts over the course of 2012/13. The Code has now been finalised and launched (although it remains subject to ongoing review to take into account new developments in law and good practice).