Posted by: Peter Urpeth | December 16, 2010

2766 4.5kg farmed salmon escape at Vacasay

Another example of the risk the Broad Bay development represents to our local wild salmonid fisheries, comes with the confirmation that 2766 4.5kg (10lb) farmed salmon escaped from a Scottish Salmon Company installation at Vacasay in November – how? – holed nets.

The escape is now recorded in the Scottish Government’s official stats (attached), and serves to highlight just what could happen  in the waters of Broad Bay.

We must resist the development of a large fish farm in such a totally unsuitable and inappropriate location – or risk this kind of escape seriously compromising the wild fish ecology of the bay.

Fish Escape Stats 2010


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