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West Coast salmon need protection


I am in total agreement with Iain Jenner of Nether Lochaber Community Council about the expansion of the Loch Leven site.

As has been reported by SEPA, the data regarding water quality in the local environment, I ask the question: is the sea lice issue taken in isolation of the fish farm? The surrounding area and wild fish are all affected by the use of chemicals. Is the West Coast wild salmonid of lesser importance to the total rod revenue and jobs than the East Coast? Our West Coast rivers may be of a smaller size but the wild salmonid that they support are of just as important to the gene pool of the wild fish that still exist but for how much longer is a great concern.

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