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Opposition grows to fish farm plan

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THE Friends of the Sound of Jura, a group formed to promote marine conservation in the area, has said it welcomes recent comments by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) that the siting of a proposed fish farm would harm marine features of global importance.

SNH examined the underwater video survey footage and concluded that ‘the area of highest quality northern sea fan and sponge communities habitat is restricted to within very close proximity to the proposed sh farm. It is likely that this restricted area of high quality habitat will be lost or significantly degraded as a result of this proposal. This colony is the most southerly known record of this biotope that SNH is aware of.’

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