Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fine for failure to remove abandoned aquaculture cages

A former fish farm owner was fined UK£600 at Lochmaddy Sheriff Court last week after failing to remove waste cages and other assorted fish farm waste from a freshwater loch on the Isle of South Uist. Mr Iain Steele operated a fish farm on Loch Moreef until 2005 when it was destroyed by a severe storm. He pled guilty on 1 June 2010 to failing to remove the waste as required in a notice served.

The waste included metal cage structures, wooden components of cage structures, rope, nets, polystyrene flotation blocks, compressed gas cylinders, pumps, waste feed and plastic bags. The matter was investigated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and a report sent to the Procurator Fiscal. Sentence on Mr Steele was deferred on a number of occasions to allow for a suitable clean up operation to be carried out. 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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