The Legal Protection of Farmed Fish

Constituents have contacted me concerned about protecting farmed fish.

I have been a long-time campaigner for animal rights and have been very concerned over the years about the reports of fish farms boiling with fish who can barely move, the spread of disease which results in antibiotics being fed to those fish, and the cruelty of the stress and suffering associated with this practice.

I consider fish to be sentient and am appalled by these reports.  I fully support proper legislation aimed at determining how fish are treated and killed.

I will continue to challenge the Government by raising these issues directly in Parliament and will vote for any amendment and legislation to enforce humane treatment of farmed fish.