Aquaculture — [Sir David Amess in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:18 pm on 17th July 2019.

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice Conservative, Camborne and Redruth 4:18 pm, 17th July 2019

There are huge economic opportunities in aquaculture—indeed, Scottish salmon is one of our biggest food exports—but, as my right hon. Friend says, there are some environmental consequences. One of those is the plight of the wrasse, a species of fish found in Cornish waters. Is he aware that Scottish vessels go to Cornwall, kidnap live wrasse from Cornish waters and take them to the North sea to eat sea lice on their farms, which has a big impact on wrasse? Will he ask his officials to look at the impact on and the plight of the Cornish wrasse?