not sure how many people have seen the application (link below) for a salmon farm on loch long? whats everyone's thoughts ?
That would make sense if the current Scottish government could be trusted to rescind their licence if it turned out to be anything like the other salmon farming disaster areas they continue to support.The semi closed farms are a step in the right direction. It must be given the chance to see if it can be proved financially viable.
This was only a few years ago, How is working with the farmers panning out.Given that I live in the Hebrides and have been involved in working on, helping manage and fishing migratory systems for the last 20 years or so, I think I can offer a qualified opinion on the interaction between migratory salmonids and aquaculture. We have fish in the Hebrides (good enough to be fully booked in many cases or reserved by the owners), and we realised that it is better to try working with, than continually arguing against aquaculture.
Semi contained needs to be trialled. The alternative is more of the same, which is not so good, to say the least.
I work at Garynahine.This was only a few years ago, How is working with the farmers panning out.
Fair play sounds like you have knowledge from the real world!!!!! Why the hell people worry about angling catches of ray wings and rock salmon I don't know.I work at Garynahine.
We had to do a fish rescue in the sea pool again this year.
There is a historical record of a sea lice event there in the past, long before aquaculture started.
Corin talks about "cruelty" to fish and is mixed up with Patagonia (no friend of field sports).
Staniford was the catalyst n the drive to get seal shooting banned that led to our inability to get a licence to kill seals to protect wild salmon (absolute carnage this year). Also no friend of field sports.
Onekind.....dangerous fruit loops.
You lads do not have the full insight as to what goes on, and I have no intention of telling you. Crack on and campaign for a ban. I shall love in the real world and work towards looking after the wild fish.
Seal numbers are probably as high as they can get now. Last time there was any sort of control was when the Norgies were getting paid a bounty per flipper. (you can fill in the gaps). Illegal netters shot a lot too, mostly these guys are dead now.Deer in Scotland have no natural predators, indeed some estates feed the damned things! They must be culled since man has removed their natural predators and encouraged and facilitated their breeding. What has happened to seals natural predators? Are there the same number of seals as always but they've moved closer to us because their traditional food source is endangered?
Was Bruce qualified to carry out an enquiry? Maybe.Salmon farms are here but their situation has to be strictly controlled. Garynahine sits on a island surrounded by tidal sea. Fair enough but don't think we are uneducated. I dive but my occupation is in forensics and if you research properly you will understand our natural resouce i.e the sea and rivers etc can only tolerate a sustained future if cared for. Working on an estate does not equate to knowing all. As for seal culling - yes when necessary, same as deer culls but they too have a right to feed and survive. As the late Bruce Sanderson carried out extensive enquiry into fish farming he at least had a massive amount of information and hands on information to speak but that fell on vested interested parties who chose to ignore.