Thursday, March 24, 2011

Controversial isles fish farm plan rejected

A contentious bid to establish a salmon farm close to four wild salmon river systems on Lewis was thrown out by Western Isles planning councillors on 22 March. More than 1,500 people opposed the plan to locate 12 huge sea cages in Broad Bay, Lewis, following a high profile vociferous campaign.

The Western Isles Council’s planning committee ruled that the environmental risks were too great and maintained the developer Scottish Salmon Company failed to have sufficient robust precautions to protect the environment. Fears were also expressed that the fish farm would not hold fast in a storm in the exposed site near the mouth of Broad Bay and lead to mass escapes of fish. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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