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Newsletter No5 29th April 2017

Dear Friends,

 

We have had a reply from the green party candidate who couldn’t make it to the hustings. This completes our report on the seven candidates for our local council election. 

 

Elaine Morrison/ Scottish Green Party: I am opposed to the development of the fish farm at Dounie and have general concerns about the impact of sea lice mitigation and management on wild fish stocks. I have raised this issue through social media previously, have myself signed the petition and fully support our party’s policy that there should be a moratorium on fish farm development, including expansion as currently proposed by the Scottish Salmon Company on Loch Fyne, until a full scientific review and comprehensive environmental impact assessment has been undertaken regarding individual and cumulative impact on the marine environment. If elected I will call for Argyll and Bute Council to place an immediate moratorium on planning applications for fish farm and related development.

 

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There has been a steady stream of Press coverage and we have kept our Facebook and website up to date. Please keep in touch with the campaign via the Friends of the Sound of Jura Facebook page, the website and on Twitter.

https://www.facebook.com/friendsofthesoundofjura or tinyurl.com/fosoj-fb

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The Sound of Jura is home to some of the most fascinating and diverse marine life in Scotland.  We seek to protect the Sound, the River Add and their local users from threats to the area’s wildlife and local sustainable economy.