Reproduced from 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey digital map data © Crown Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Licence number 0100031673.

Reproduced from 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey digital map data © Crown Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Licence number 0100031673.

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Loch Etive Fish Farm

Loch Etive, Scotland, Dawnfresh Seafoods Limited

OPEN was appointed by Dawnfresh Farming Limited (DFL) to provide a landscape and visual appraisal in support of the expansion of an established fish farming business within Loch Etive. The site lies close to the southern shore of Loch Etive some 8km from the mouth of the loch, and some 7km east of Connel Bridge. An initial LVA was submitted and planning permission was granted in spring 2014 for a cluster of ten trout breeding pens with a feed barge and associated moorings. The proposed fish pens would be located adjacent to the small bay that is marked on maps as Sailean Ruadh, with the closest pen being approximately140 metres from the southern shoreline at Airds Point.

In 2015 OPEN was again approached to appraise a further proposal to expand the new operation with an additional two fish pens, to be built along with the ten consented ones at Etive 6. In addition OPEN was asked to provide a further LVA to appraise the realignment and extension of an additional two fish pens for Loch Etive 4, an operational fish farm on the other side of Airds Point, within Airds Bay, which currently has eight pens and will also require a feed barge and mooring.