Lochaber jobs hope

The Oban Times - - News -

JOBS could be cre­ated in Lochaber if plans for a shell­fish grow­ing site are ap­proved by the coun­cil.

Fass­fern Mus­sels has ap­plied for per­mis­sion to in­stall a 220-me­tre long­line on the west shore of Loch Linnhe, at In­ver­sanda Bay, south of the Cor­ran Nar­rows, to catch and grow mus­sel spat, spark­ing the need for ad­di­tional sea­sonal jobs.

The Lochaber-based com­pany al­ready op­er­ates shell­fish sites in Loch Eil, Loch Linnhe and Loch Su­nart. The com­pany hopes to grow the spat at Loch Linnhe for a year be­fore trans­fer­ring them to the Loch Eil site where they will con­tinue to grow for up to an­other two years and then be har­vested.

Equip­ment would be lo­cated ap­prox­i­mately two miles from the east shore of Loch Linnhe and the com­pany claims it would be dif­fi­cult to see with the naked eye from the op­po­site shore.

A de­ci­sion is ex­pected by July 28.

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