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Strategic Framework for Farmed Fish Health

Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

The Scottish Government committed within the 2017/18 Programme for Government to develop a strategic framework for farmed fish health in Scotland.

Scotland’s 10 Year Farmed Fish Health Framework, developed by the Farmed Fish Health Framework Working Group (FFHFWG), was published in May 2018.

The framework identifies 7 cross cutting workstreams, namely:

  • Information Flow and Transparency 
  • Gill Health
  • Sea Lice
  • Cleanerfish
  • Production Cycle and on-Farm Management
  • Licencing Regime and Medicine Use
  • Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

Four subgroups have been established to deliver the framework workstream activities.

The Climate Change and Ocean Acidification subgroup is responsible for overseeing delivery of the Production Cycle and on-Farm Management workstream. Transparency is a shared objective of all of the subgroups.

Terms of Reference (including membership), and meeting outputs can be found below as downloadable documents. 

Ongoing Projects and Updates

  • Marine Scotland and the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre:

Developing DNA-based methodologies for seabed monitoring

Formal Output From the Group

Downloadable documents:

Title:Climate Change and Ocean Acidification
Description:Information regarding Climate Change and Ocean Acidification Subgroup
File:Climate Change and Ocean Acidification - Note and Actions [DOCX, 32.2 kb: 04 Dec 2018]
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File:Climate Change and Ocean Acidification - Terms of Reference [DOCX, 19.3 kb: 11 Dec 2018]
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