Impact of Sustainable Aquaculture on Local Business

6 Jun 2019

On Wednesday in Parliament, Kenneth asked Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing MSP whether any aquaculture proposals that are taken forward will not impact adversely on businesses that work closely with the aquaculture industry, such as W & J Knox in Kilbirnie

Founded in 1778, it employs 130 local people who clean and repair nets, and it is at the forefront of developing technology to stop lice penetrating fish tanks and to dissuade seals, in non-lethal ways, from eating the fish.

Mr Ewing made it clear he recognises that companies like W & J Knox are vital to the success of the industry and sustainable seal management.

To view the exchange click on the video.

 

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