Posted by: tireecottage | March 7, 2010

Fish Farm for Coll?

The Crown Estate has confirmed that they have been approached by a party interested in putting a fish farm in the waters around the Isle of Coll, and that they have granted the said party a lease option to do so.

Due to confidentiality they will release no further details as to the exact location but have said that the potential fish farmers still have to undertake a variety of feasibility surveys and then if they wish to further develop the idea planning permission from Argyll & Bute Council will have to be applied for.

If it gets to this stage and permission is granted then the Crown Estate will issue the lease. The Crown Estate are not able to say what fish will be farmed, but as the majority of fish farmed in Scottish waters are Salmon, that may be a possibility.


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