Salmon Scotland, the trade body representing Scotland’s salmon producers has set up a reporting mechanism for people to report waste, regardless of the source. The intention is that salmon farmers close to the location can help remove it.
A dedicated inbox – firstname.lastname@example.org – has been created, and reports should ideally contain a ‘what3words’ exact location and photo.
The information will be collated centrally and reported to local teams for recovery.
The new measures cover the entire area where salmon farms are based – the north-west Highlands, the Western Isles, Argyll and Bute, Shetland and Orkney.
Scottish Sea Farms were very helpful. As I say in this article…..
…….whatever you think of fish farming – they were helpful in getting rid of a major lump of rubbish.
I had an email from someone I know who had read this article, commenting that it would be interesting if they would help clear the ad hoc collections made by the public.
I agreed and answered that the trouble is that well-intentioned people pick up items of rubbish and leave them in a neat little heap – but often it’s not an ‘official’ collecting point with a skip provided, and the stuff just stays there.
Better than it going into the sea, but not ideal.
It’s very good that there is now a method of reporting any of these ‘collections’ we come across – regardless of the source.