Long Live Loch Linnhe is a group of ordinary people with an extra-ordinary love for our sea loch, Loch Linnhe. Living and working in the local area, or with family connections to the area, we have been brought together by a frankly alarming proposal for a fish mega-farm at Lurignish, on the loch shore between the communities of Appin and Duror.
"Another fish farm, what's the fuss?" you might be asking. The Loch Long Salmon company's proposals are VERY DIFFERENT from any other fish farm. Using new and unproven technology which needs an industrial estate's worth of equipment running 24 hours a day on the shore, and huge fish cages which dwarf those from conventional farms, this would be the largest fish farm in Scotland with a million fish. Urine and at least 15% of fish solid excrement would pass untreated into the loch, posing a significant threat to the delicate ecosystem and serene beauty of this part of Loch Linnhe.
Long Live Loch Linnhe members enjoy the loch for recreational purposes or simply treasure the natural beauty of the Loch Linnhe seascape - this scale of industrial development is wholly inappropriate for this location. We can't let Loch Linnhe be used as a large-scale testing ground - the risks of damaging the loch for this and future generations are too high. We'll be doing all in our power to stop this from going ahead.
Loch Long Salmon's proposal - presentation to local communities
Loch Long Salmon's proposal - official Scoping Request to Argyll & Bute Council (9 Nov 2022)