Why Environmental Management Plans are doomed to fail

Why Environmental Management Plans are doomed to fail in protecting wild salmon from sea-lice. 

Not only do they fail to apply the precautionary principle, they will not work on their own basis.

Following the Scottish Parliament's Rural Economy Committee’s Report into salmon farming (published in November 2018), the Scottish Government has been relying (and for the time being continues to rely) on planning authorities mitigating lethal impacts on wild salmon and sea trout from fish-farm derived sea lice by way of planning conditions requiring Environmental Management Plans (EMPs).

Our new detailed analysis and report explains why these EMPs are simply not fit for purpose, why they will fail to be effective in protecting wild fish and what policies need to be introduced urgently to remedy matters.

A full report of what is wrong with Environmental Management Plans is avaliable here.