The proposals will focus initially on implementing the proposed framework to protect wild salmon populations against harmful increases in sea lice concentrations.
Wild salmon, caught by rod, has registered the third lowest numbers on record.
Martin Kennedy President of Scotland’s National Farming Union (NFUS) commented that the appointment of Mairi Gougeon would bring, “a fresh dynamic at a pivotal time for our industry”.
Production from Scotland’s Marine Salmon Farms increased by over 16% in 2017
“The pics were taken at the Falls of Shin in Sutherland a few years ago.”
An electrofishing survey will take place between July and September conducted by trained biologists and volunteers.