A public event on Thursday (May 16th) at Stornoway Town Hall will offer an inside view of the science behind the regulation of fish-farming.

Organised by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) the event also gives a chance to get on board the boats that check and monitor fish-farms.

SEPA’s public event ‘The science behind the regulation of the finfish aquaculture sector’ will open at 1pm on Thursday and, throughout the afternoon, small groups will be taken across the road to board the vessels, which will be moored close by in the harbour.

SEPA’s invitation to attend the event says: “The finfish aquaculture sector relies on Scotland’s high-quality environment and freshwater resources.

Join the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to find out more about the science behind the regulation of the sector and get on board the boats that undertake surveys and inspections of fish farms.

An expert team will be on hand to explain how they assess environmental impacts and the crucial role the boats play in collecting data.”