The team at Marine Harvest's Camas Glas salmon farm, located in the small community of Laga Bay, just along Loch Sunart from Kilchoan, held an open day on Saturday to which locals and visitors were cordially invited. Several people from West Ardnamurchan, including manager Rosie Curtis and assistant manager Calum MacPhail, work at the farm, so it is an important local employer - see earlier posts here and here.
At the shore base, we were shown CCTV pictures of the salmon swimming around in the cages, beamed live by wi-fi from the other side of the loch. A display of photographs illustrated the history and work of the facility, and included some cheerful pictures of past members of the team. Team members were on hand to talk to visitors and then help them dress in protective gear ready for the journey out to the cages.
It's three months since the Diary was last on these cages to see the first of the almost 1 million young salmon that are now there arrive. The average weight of the salmon then was 43g; they now weigh some 149g, and have grown in length by about 50%.
Many thanks indeed to the Camas Glas team for a very pleasant and much-enjoyed day out, and to Marine Harvest for their hospitality.