§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) whether he has made provisions for the salmon farming industry to investigate an alternative, less environmentally damaging solution to the sea lice problem than the use of Aquaguard sea lice treatment; and if he will make a statement;
(2) whether he is conducting research into alternative and environmentally benign solutions to control sea lice on salmon farms; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Donald Thompson
Marine scientists in my Department and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland are in close touch with the Scottish Salmon Growers Association which has commissioned such research from the Institute of Aquaculture at the university of Stirling and from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland.