Reject a new proposed industrial-scale fish farm that would risk decimating the wild fish population and hurt local eco-jobs at Dounie in the Sound of Jura in Argyll.
Please sign the petition to object to this damaging development.
Why is this important?
Dounie is a beautiful place, much loved by visitors and local people.
This is in an area of outstanding natural beauty . Farming over 1.1 million farmed salmon and trout here would risk one of the last remaining rivers in Argyll that still has a healthy population of wild sea trout and salmon as the thousands of sea lice generated are deadly to the natural population. It would result in minimal jobs- no more than 6 - and hurt many more local eco-tourism jobs given that it will put off many water-sport enthusiasts as the effluent it would pump out would be the equivalent of pumping out raw sewage.
Dounie is on their migration route which, so far, is free of other fish farms and their negative impact on wild fish populations. We need to take a stand to protect this natural habitat.
Scotland earns far more from tourism than from fish farming and employs c.11% of all Scots.
Please do sign the petition to show your opposition to this proposal.