New AMAs boost wild and farmed salmon interests Published: 07 January, 2008
RELATIONSHIPS between wild and farmed salmon interests are said to be forging ahead with another two Area Management Agreements (AMAs) being signed in the Argyll and Lochaber Region.
This brings the total number of signed agreements to 18, and leaves only the Sound of Jura to complete full coverage in this the largest Region under the Tripartite Working Group (TWG) Programme.
The new AMAs cover Loch Ailort and the coastal waters surrounding the Isle of Arran. Lucy Fry, TWG Regional Development Officer for the Region described the signings as hugely encouraging.
The Tripartite process is all about finding solutions to ensure the long-term health of wild and farmed salmon, so that each sector has a sustainable and successful future. Its backed by the Scottish Government as well as the salmon farming industry and the wild fish interests but it is very encouraging that local parties continue to build trust and reach agreements for local solutions.