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Wild salmon are being sacrificed for profits


As chairman of Nether Lochaber Community Council, I am very disappointed at the decision by the Highland Council Planning Committee (South) to grant permission for an expansion of a Marine Harvest Scotland Loch Leven fish farm, without stipulating a requirement that this be responsive to widespread local concerns over the decline in wild fish stocks.

This is the second expansion of a salmon farm in our area (Gorsten, Ardgour, being the first) granted permission in recent months, despite opposition from the Lochaber Fisheries Trust and Lochaber District Salmon Development Board, local Highland councillors, community councils at Nether Lochaber, Glencoe and Ballachulish and residents.

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