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Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Wednesday 05 June 2024 9:00 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of the evidence heard as part of its follow-up inquiry into salmon farming should be taken in private at item 3 and at future meetings. 2. Follow-up inquiry into salmon farming in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from— John Aitchison, Aquaculture Group, Coastal Communities Network; Sean Black, Senior Scientific Officer for Aquaculture, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; Sarah Evans, Aquaculture Policy Officer, Marine Conservation Society; Rachel Mulrenan, Scotland Director, WildFish; and then from— Dr Annette Boerlage, Research Fellow in Aquatic Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Scotland’s Rural College; Professor Simon MacKenzie, Head of the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling; Professor Sam Martin, Director of Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen; Dr Helena Reinardy, Lecturer and Teaching Fellow, Scottish Association for Marine Science; Professor Lynne Sneddon, Chair in Zoophysiology, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg. 3. Follow-up inquiry into salmon farming in Scotland: The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

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