Aquaculture Disease Management Areas

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Responsible Party: Scottish Government (pointOfContact, originator, custodian)


Management Areas were established in the Final Report of the Joint Government/Industry Working Group on Infectious Salmon Anaemia in January 2000, based on tidal excursions around active farms. Farms with overlapping tidal excursions will usually be within the same management area.

Recommendations include that all sites within the same management area follow an acceptable stocking strategy (see figure 10.1 in Code of Practice) such that fallowing within a management area is synchronised. Fish farmers are encouraged to look carefully at the areas before stocking sites. New sites that would have no effect on management areas or are in management areas of their own pose less of a risk to the spread of disease than those which bridge management areas.

Stocking a previously unused site that may bridge management areas should be avoided. Fish Farmers should consider not restocking a site if it would create a "fire break" and split one of the larger management areas into two smaller areas.

The Management Area Maps will be updated when a change in site use leads to a significant change a management area but if you require a map showing the effect of stocking or inactivating a specific site please contact the Duty Inspector at the Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI)

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 61° to 55°
Longitude: -7° to -1°

Data Resources (4)

Disease management areas information page
Download aquaculture disease management areas as a zipped shapefile on British National Grid

Additional Links (2)

Source GEMINI2 record
Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to 09/11/2016
Theme Environment
Themes (secondary) Health
Harvest URL
Harvest date 05/09/2017 00:01
Metadata date 4/9/2017
Harvest GUID Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_1001
Extent Latitude: 61° to 55°
Longitude: -7° to -1°
Spatial reference system National Grid of Great Britain (ESPG:27700)
Dataset reference date 5/12/2016 (revision)
Frequency of update quarterly
Responsible party Scottish Government (pointOfContact, originator, custodian)
Access constraints no limitations to public access
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Temporal coverage No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
Coupled Services (none)