New site owner of Sea Life Sanctuary hosts open day

Fish pen maker Fusion Marine joined forces with the Gael Force Group and have taken over the former sea life sanctuary at Barcaldine.

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New owners of Barcaldine’s Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary are hosting a drop-in day in October for the public.

Gael Force Fusion will be at the Victory Hall in Benderloch from 3pm to 8pm on Thursday October 3.

Members of the public are invited to go along to ask questions and find out more about future plans for the site.

In May, salmon pen manufacturer Gael Force Fusion announced it hoped to create eight new jobs after successfully bidding for the former  Sea Life Sanctuary premises.

It planned to move from its current base at Barcaldine, leased from Scottish Sea Farms, into the nearby new premises.

The company’s owner, Inverness-based Gael Force Group, said in a press release that the new base would enable Gael Force Fusion to continue with its plans to invest in innovative fish farm pen systems, research and development, technical design and manufacturing.

It added that by committing to an investment at the site, Gael Force was supporting its 22 skilled workers in the Oban area and, subject to necessary planning consents, would be seeking to create a further eight jobs.