SQS Assurance Follows Cloning Report – Fishupdate.com

SQS Assurance Follows Cloning Report Fish Farming Today Published:  04 September, 2002

THE Scottish salmon industry’s quality assurance body has reaffirmed its opposition to the introduction of genetically modified fish stocks in the wake of the report from the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Committee into animal cloning in the UK which also mentioned transgenic salmon development in the US.

Scottish Quality Salmon said it has a publicly stated policy of opposing the use of genetic modification (transgenics) in salmon production.

“There is no such activity on Scottish farms and, given the weight of public opinion, we can foresee no circumstance under which there would be in the future,”it added.

Scottish Quality Salmon wants to improve the quality and sustainability of salmon farming in Scotland and its membership represents around 65% of the Scottish salmon farming industry’s production and all other parts of the production chain, from feed companies,through smolt production, to salmon smokers and processors.