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Fisheries ‘disappointed’ by fish farm approval

TWO LOCHABER fishery bodies have expressed their disappointment in local councillors after approving controversial plans to upgrade a Loch Linnhe fish farm.

At a meeting of the Highland Council’s south planning committee this month, members approved Marine Harvest’s proposals to upgrade salmon pens at its Gorsten Salmon Farm, near Ardgour - despite two objections from local groups.

Councillor Ben Thompson said at the meeting that although he was ‘deeply troubled’ by Marine Harvest’s application for the fish farm, he didn’t see a justification for refusing it, while Councillor Andrew Baxter said that he, too, was concerned by some content of the application, before reluctantly approving the proposals.

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