“An opportunity to take part in a demonstration project in SW England was launched in September 2013, when Expressions of Interest were sought from experienced aquaculture operators.
Over the summer and early autumn, a consortium comprising Cefas, The Crown Estate and the British Trout Association has been managing a process for the selection of the commercial operator for the Cornwall Aquaculture Demonstration Project.
While there were several expressions of interest in taking forward this work, they did not meet the project's terms of reference in the given timescale to deliver a project of the highest standard.
Therefore, Cefas and the consortium have decided that the current demonstration project will not be progressed at this time. Cefas and the consortium members remain supportive of the sustainable development of aquaculture across England and Wales, and believe that projects based on sound science, stakeholder engagement and the sharing of information such as this can make a valuable contribution to future growth"
Well done Roger Furniss and everyone who has helped in the campaign to prevent the setting up of a large fish farm off the South Cornwall coast.