LINK’s Marine Group has an aquaculture workstream which aims to promote a more sustainable aquaculture industry in Scotland.

The Marine Group has a number of members working on aquaculture, a full list is shown below.

Workstream leads

Sam Collin, SWT; Dawn Purchase MCS

Staff liaison

Fanny Royanez; Esther Brooker

Group Objectives

LINK’s Aquaculture Group has now merged with the Marine Group, although we are maintaining this as a key workstream to promote a sustainable aquaculture industry in Scotland as part of our wider vision for healthy seas.

Latest News


Vision for the future of Scotland’s aquaculture published

08 Aug 2023

Last month (July 2023) the Scottish Government released their Vision for Sustainable Aquaculture, setting out its plans for how the industry should develop all the way to 2045. Aquaculture in Scotland is big business, adding £885 million to the economy in 2018. It is dominated by salmon farming which produced 205,393 tonnes of farmed Atlantic […]


Protecting marine mammals around Scottish aquaculture farms

09 Apr 2021

Scotland’s salmon farming industry has been the focus of much attention over the last few years, and most recent developments have focused around its impact on marine mammals. In 2020, LINK welcomed the introduction of the Animals and Wildlife (Scotland) Act, which included a ban on licensed shooting of seals to protect farmed salmon within […]


LINK welcomes Salmon Interactions Working Group recommendations

04 May 2020

Scottish Environment LINK welcome the recommendations set out in the Salmon Interactions Working Group’s report and commend the group’s members on unanimously agreeing on the proposed actions. It is LINK’s hope that Scottish Ministers follow the advice in the report by adopting all recommendations and moving swiftly to implement them.   Dawn Purchase, Vice-Convener of LINK’s […]

Latest Outputs

Member Bodies

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.