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Fish Escapes

Owner Marine Scotland

Description It is a legal requirement to notify the Scottish Ministers of any incident which has caused an escape of aquaculture animals or may have given rise to a significant risk of an escape of aquaculture animals.

This data represents all the reports of fish escapes and potential fish escapes which have been reported to Scottish Government since 2002 when this became a mandatory requirement. Some data is also available prior to 2002 however this was provided on a voluntary basis and may not be comprehensive.

NB This list does not include details of escapes from deregistered fish sites.

Period Covered 26/04/2002 to 22/12/2020

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