The proposed salmon mega-farm at Lurignish has been covered in an article on Insider.co.uk, the website of Scottish Business Insider, Scotland's oldest business magazine.
The article, in which proposers Loch Long Salmon (LLS) confirmed their community consultation dates (see below), also featured input from the Long Live Loch Linnhe campaign countering the claims made by LLS. Emma Thorpe from the group commented "Loch Long Salmon is attempting to greenwash away the real damage that their proposed mega-farm will have on Loch Linnhe, its wildlife and the people who depend on it.
The farm will be massive - the largest in Scotland - with the biomass of 11,000 cows or 25 times the population of local town, Fort William.
The proposed 'semi-open containment' system allows all the fish urine to be released, exacerbating harmful algal blooms, while at least 15% of the excrement will directly enter the loch.
Using unproven technology, the company has presented no evidence to show that this energy-intensive mega-farm will be either sustainable or carbon neutral.
Accompanied by an onshore industrial estate with massive lorries operating day and night, the company will employ perhaps a handful of people while risking hundreds of jobs supported by local tourism and outdoor activities,“ she continued, adding: “No wonder huge numbers of locals are joining the campaign to prevent this catastrophic development.”
The dates and times of the exhibitions for the Lurignish farm are at Duror and Kentallen Community Centre on 14 September and Appin Village Hall on 24 October.