Marine Harvest Scotland has applied for a licence for a new salmon farm in the Kilbrannan Sound.
Marine Harvest Scotland Head of Communications, Ian Roberts, confirmed the application in a call to SalmonBusiness.
The proposal, which was submitted to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), is for a farm off the coast of Strathclyde, Scotland, that can hold a maximum biomass of 2,475 tonnes of salmon in 12 x 120m circumference pens. This is to allow up to 3,600 tonnes of salmon to be produced per year.
In January, Marine Harvest Scotland was given the green light for a new salmon farm development off the Isle of Rum with a maximum biomass of 2,500 tonnes.