One of World’s Largest On-Land Salmon Farms Approved in England

On November 29th, a Planning Committee in North East Lincolnshire Council, England approved plans for a 5,000 tonne on-land salmon farm in Cleethorpes, set to be among the world's largest and the first fully on-land Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) fish farm in the UK. Proposed by Aquacultured Seafood, the project faced objections from animal rights advocates and fish experts, including Abigail Penny and Mark Borthwick, who voiced concerns about environmental impact and the experimental nature of on-land RAS farms. They say that such on-land fish farms “cause serious and irreparable challenges to our wild species and local communities.”