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Title: SCOTTISH TECHNICAL STANDARD FOR FISH FARM EQUIPMENT 29th March 2011


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SCOTTISH TECHNICAL STANDARD FOR FISH FARM
EQUIPMENT 29th March 2011
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A Fresh Start the renewed Strategic Framework
for Scottish Aquaculture
  • Healthier fish and shellfish
  • Improved systems for licensing aquaculture
    developments
  • Improved containment
  • Better marketing and improved image
  • Improved access to finance
  • Shellfish Forum

3
Fresh Start Structure
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Improved Containment Sub-Group Members
  • WILD FISHERIES
  • Jane Wright, Argyll District Salmon Fishery
  • Board
  • MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY
  • Dawn Purchase, Mariculture Officer
  • SEPA
  • Janet Davies
  • SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
  • Brian Dornan, Head of Aquaculture Policy and Fish
  • Health
  • Paul Haddon, Aquaculture Policy Manager
  • Lisa Johnston, Aquaculture Policy
  • Ron Smith, Marine Scotland Science
  • Ian Walker, Marine Environment
  • Andrew Kent, Marine Environment
  • AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY
  • Steve Bracken, Marine Harvest (Chair)
  • Reay Whyte, Scottish Sea Farms
  • Iain Macintyre, Lighthouse Caledonia
  • Calvin Knight, Dawnfresh Farming Ltd
  • Ken Hughes, SSPO
  • Jamie Smith SSPO
  • INDUSTRY EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS
  • John Offord, Gaelforce Marine
  • Roger Dehany, WJ Knox Ltd
  • Stephen Divers, Fusion Marine Ltd
  • INSURANCE
  • Tom Macrae, Sunderland Marine
  • ENGINEERING
  • Prof.Peter Davies, Telford Institute

(Some members of the ICWG will also help steer
the Technical Standard)
5
Improved Containment Working Group
  • The remit of the group is to focus on improving
    containment by adopting best-practice to reduce
    escapes, improve profitability and secure the
    future and credibility of the industry, whilst
    minimising adverse environmental impacts and
    preventing conflict with other interests.

6
Cause of Escapes May 2002 to October 2009
SARF 54 Report (Mark Taylor Thistle
Environmental Partnership)
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2010 Escapes for Salmon and Trout
Location Number
Salmon freshwater 10,885
Salmon seawater 7,102
TOTAL 17,987
Trout freshwater 19,936
Trout seawater 40
TOTAL 19,976
GRAND TOTAL 37,963
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Salmon and Trout Escapes in 2010
Cause Percent
Weather (severe ice) 52
Human error 29.5
Hole in net 18
Equipment failure 0.5
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Scottish Technical Standard
  • Through A Fresh Start - Improved Containment
    Working Group, the Scottish finfish farming
    industry has signed up to the development of a
    statutory engineering standard for Scottish
    fish-farm equipment (pens, nets and moorings) to
    minimise escapes.

11
What single factor if developed further would
promote the security and containment of fish farm
stock?
Thistle Environmental - Undertaken for the
Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation , V2,
February 2011
12
Please provide examples of best practice which
have helped to reduce the threat of an escape
incident
Thistle Environmental - Undertaken for the
Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation V2,
February 2011
13
Scottish Technical Standard
  • The Scottish Standard will apply to freshwater
    and marine farms and represents a major step
    forward for the industry that will serve to
    minimise escapes.

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Scottish Technical Standard Summary of Project
Objectives
  • Recommendations for a STS
  • Recommendations for inspection, certification and
    accreditation mechanisms
  • Develop text of a STS
  • Consult widely throughout
  • Identify knowledge gaps
  • 1st review meeting held in March

15
Scottish Technical Standard Project Team
  • Mark Taylor Robert Kelly (Thistle
    Environmental Partnership)
  • Østen Jensen (SINTEF) project engineer
  • Bruce Smith (Bruce L Smith Associates ) reviewer

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Scottish Technical Standard Approach (1)
  • Develop a STS that is
  • Effective
  • Workable
  • Defendable / justifiable / useful
  • Appropriate for Scottish industry
  • Identify knowledge gaps and recommendations

Mark Taylor, Thistle Environmental
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Scottish Technical Standard Approach (2)
  • The STS will
  • Build on existing standards protocols, of which
    NS9415 is the most relevant
  • Be appropriate for Scottish environment
  • Take account of new developments
  • Be enforceable / auditable

Mark Taylor, Thistle Environmental
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Project Flowchart
Inception Largely complete
Consultation visit to Norway Complete
Review and analysis of protocols, development of recommendations and identification of knowledge gaps Started
Consultation workshops Work in progress
Drafting the Scottish Technical Standard Not started
Final deliverables Not started
Mark Taylor, Thistle Environmental
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Summary update on ICWG
  • Development of a statutory engineering standard
    for Scottish fish-farms
  • Scotland is also involved in an international
    standards working group (ISO 234) developing
    global aquaculture equipment standards
  • Improved Containment group to commission a desk
    study on the impact of open pen aquaculture on
    wild fisheries including frequency, cause and
    significance of drip escapes.
  • Development of a nationally recognised
    containment qualification and up-to-date training
    courses

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Thank you
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