John Finnie, þingmaður græningja á Skotlandsþingi kallar eftir því að útgáfa leyfa fyrir sjókvíaeldi verði stöðvuð. Byggir hann ákall sitt á sömu forsendum og lágu fyrir þegar slík ákvörðun var tekin í Danmörku á dögunum. Mengunin frá þessum iðnaði og áhættan fyrir lífríkið er óásættanleg.
Skv. frétt SalmonBusiness:
“I am keen that the Scottish Government liaises with Danish counterparts to understand the rationale for this significant policy change by the Danish Government which is calling a halt to expansion of the sector and to establish what we can learn from that,’ said Green MSP John Finnie.
The Ross-Shire Journal reports that Green MSP John Finnie has called upon the Scottish Government to follow in the footsteps of Denmark and halt salmon farm expansions.
Green MSP John Finnie tabled a Parliamentary Question asking the Scottish Government if it “will examine the example of the Danish Government which has announced it will not approve any new fish farms at sea and curb growth of existing fish farms at sea in Denmark due to environmental concerns”.
Mr Finnie said: “The Scottish Green Party recognises the valuable contribution fish farming can make to supplying food and the employment it can create in our fragile rural communities. I am a Member of the Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee which on November 27, 2018 published a report on Salmon Farming in Scotland which concluded the status quo was not an option.