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Salmon Regulations Stifling UK Industry

UK - Salmon farmers have warned too much regulation could limit future investment in their industry.

The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation, (SSPO), said the industry had invested nearly £85m in Scotland over the last three years, reports the BBC News.

But, according to the news organisation, SSPO chairman Prof Phil Thomas warned current regulations did not encourage development opportunities.

The SSPO said the level of investment had risen year-on-year from £19.5m in 2006 to £35m in 2008.

The organisation said it represented more than 95 per cent of Scottish salmon producers.

The organisation's first annual report showed 96 per cent of the investment had been in the Highlands and Islands area.

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