https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=563277067177542&ev=PageView&noscript=1

artwork for news feed headlines

The Scottish salmon industry had a major boost after China opened its doors to imports — but with the government setting a target to increase salmon production by 50 percent by 2020, local communities are divided over whether the financial rewards outweigh environmental concerns.

“Thousands of people come from all over the world to look at this landscape. This is the one place in the world you shouldn’t put a factory fish farm.”

Roc Sandford is the owner of the island of Gometra in the Inner Hebrides — one of the wildest and undeveloped parts of the UK.

To get there you have to travel to Mull, summon the small foot ferry to the island of Ulva and then either commission a boat, walk a five mile causeway or, I suppose, swim. There are no roads so a quad bike is the fastest way to get across the island — and the handful of residents live without electricity.

Off the north shore of the island, in Loch Tuath, an application has been made for a fish farm by The Scottish Salmon Company.

Click here to read the full story from BBC >

MadelynKearns

Contact Madelyn Kearns

Associate Editor
mkearns@divcom.com
CliffWhite

Contact Cliff White

Editor
cwhite@divcom.com

Want seafood news sent to your inbox?

ADVERTISING AND SALES

Advertising | Media Kit

Contact:
Mary Fowler
sales@seafoodsource.com

 

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Locations | Events, Products & Services

© 2016 Diversified Communications. All rights reserved. Diversified Communications