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Marine Scotland Management Areas

Owner Marine Scotland

Description MS management areas (also known as disease management areas) were established in the Final Report of the Joint Government/Industry Working Group on Infectious Salmon Anaemia in January 2000, and are based on separation distances around active farms taking into account tidal excursions and other epidemiological risk factors. Farms with overlapping separation distances will usually be within the same management area. This compartmentalisation of the Scottish aquaculture industry minimises the risk of spread of serious notifiable disease throughout the country.

The maps, as presented, show the individual areas which would be controlled and enhanced surveillance undertaken by Marine Scotland were a serious notifiable disease suspected or confirmed as being present on an aquaculture site within the management area.

Period Covered Last updated 12/08/2011

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