Plans for a new fish farm off the coast of Skye have been recommended for approval, despite the proposal facing several objections.
Plans for expanding a salmon farm on Loch Nevis in Lochaber have been approved despite concerns for wild fish stocks and freshwater pearl mussels.
A threat to wild stocks and freshwater pearl mussels have been cited by objectors as reasons to refuse the proposed expansion of a Highland salmon farm.
Councillors yesterday rejected a proposed fish farm off Skye on environmental grounds in a "shot across the bows" of the industry.
There has been significant local objection to a company's second attempt to establish a fish farm in Loch Pooltiel in the north of Skye.
The operators of a long established fishfarm at Glenmoriston have been given permission to more than double its size, giving it room to produce around 11 million fish per year.