Marine Harvest seeks new Kintyre salmon site

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
25 July 2018, at 10:51am

Marine Harvest Scotland has applied for a licence to establish a new salmon farm of nearly 2,500-tonnes in the Kilbrannan Sound.

The proposal, which has been submitted to SEPA this month, seeks permission to hold a maximum biomass of 2,475 tonnes of salmon in a dozen 120m circumference pens, which would allow for up to 3,600 tonnes of salmon to be produced per year.

The company also intends to establish a new shore base in the area, approximately 11 km north of Carradale Harbour, which is between Arran and the Kintyre Peninsula. The company already has two existing 2,500-tonne capacity sites at Carradale.

Marine Harvest has been expanding its Scottish operations in recent years, and is scheduled to stock its newest site, off the island of Rum, this quarter.