Green light for Skye fish farm

The Oban Times - - News -

PLANS for a new At­lantic salmon fish farm on Skye have been ap­proved by the High­land Coun­cil de­spite ob­jec­tions from the com­mu­nity coun­cil and lo­cal fish­ery board.

Coun­cil­lors at the North Plan­ning Ap­pli­ca­tions Com­mit­tee agreed the Scot­tish Salmon Com­pany’s ap­pli­ca­tion for 10 cages at the site, re­ferred to as the Outer Portree Fish Farm, in the sound of Raasay. Site ac­cess will be via Portree Har­bour. Ob­jec­tions ranged from vis­ual and land­scape con­cerns and im­pact on the har­bour, to po­ten­tial ef­fect on other marine an­i­mals.

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