Friday, April 15, 2011

Salmon farm project defeated in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Application for Salmon Farm in Isle of Lewis defeated

Fish Legal is celebrating with local protestors on the Isle of Lewis following the Western Isles Council’s (“Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar”) refusal of planning permission for a salmon farm in Broad Bay near Stornoway, one of the last pristine bays on the island to be free of fish farms.

The application for planning permission was made by Lighthouse Caledonia, a company which already has 35 fish farms in the Hebrides and the West Coast of Scotland. The company has a productive capacity of over 20,000 tonnes per annum, which amounts to 20 percent of Scottish farmed salmon production. The company is now known as ‘the Scottish Salmon Company’ although the vast majority of the company is owned by Swiss and Norwegian investors. 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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