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Oyster farm is approved for Mull

A MULL oyster farm has been approved unanimously, despite a ‘strong objection’ from the island’s community council.

The planning application, submitted by Celtic Sea Ltd based at Loch Melfort, will site 1,020 metal trestles to support mesh bags for oyster cultivation at Aird Fhada, Loch Scridain, between Pennyghael and Bunessan.

The report by Argyll and Bute Council officers, who recommended Planning Committee approval, stated: ‘The proposal represents an intention to cultivate an alternative shellfish species following the demise of the applicant’s mussel farming business, and would enable the reuse of a currently redundant shore base.’

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