ENVIRONMENT MINISTER IN AQUACULTURE VISIT TO NORWAY Published: 17 August, 2009
Environment minister, Roseanna Cunningham, will visit Norway at the beginning of this week to strengthen international links in the aquaculture sector.
Ahead of her trip, Ms Cunningham said: ‘The aquaculture industry represents £350 million to Scotland’s economy and is a major success story, worth broadly the same as sea fisheries.
‘Like Scotland, Norway’s aquaculture industry is dominated by Atlantic salmon, and many rural communities in both countries depend on the industry. Scotland and Norway can learn a lot from each other to see the potential of the sector fulfilled.
‘I look forward to visiting Norway to meet experts in the field of finfish aquaculture. It is vitally important that we take steps now to make Scotland’s aquaculture industry economically sustainable for the future.’