Urgent action must be taken to improve the regulation of the salmon farming industry and to improve fish health and meet environmental challenges, a Holyrood Committee has concluded.
Two major salmon farmers have reported a milestone in their efforts to control sea lice.
Conservationists have hailed new research findings which they say confirms that sea-lice from salmon farms are causing “major damage”.
The Scottish Government has been accused of turning a blind eye to polluting fish farms that doe not meet industry standards.
Salmon eggs with improved resistance to sea lice will be made available for sale later this year by aquaculture firm Landcatch in what has been described as a major advance for the industry.
A pioneering Highland aquaculture firm will later this year introduce salmon eggs with improved resistance to sea lice.