In a month, almost to the day, the managers of the Norwegian company will have to file their administrative authorization files with the State services in order to be able to open their salmon factory farm in the Kérizac area, in Plouisy, on ten hectares of land, for which they signed a sales agreement, in June 2021, with Guingamp-Paimpol Agglomeration. A project they have been carrying out since October 2016.
Trees planted on the Kérizac site
This date of Saturday December 10 was therefore symbolic for Douriou Gouez, a collective which was formed, during the summer of 2021, to “fight against the establishment of an industrial salmon factory, whether in Plouisy or elsewhere. “. A relevant date, therefore, to organize a new mobilization of magnitude. This took place in two stages. Some 200 people braved the cool temperatures (- 3°C), from Saturday morning, to gather on the Kérizac site, which is inaccessible to the public, however, since mounds of earth obstructed the entrance.
The day before, Vincent Le Meaux, president of the Agglo, had warned: “I do not authorize the planting of trees on these agricultural lands, which are today exploited by two farmers”. The plantations therefore had to be carried out at the entrance to the land. A multidirectional mast has also been installed and, underline the demonstrators, “we hope that it will remain in place as long as possible”.
“An experimental project, very polluting”
Direction Guingamp, in the afternoon, with a much more consistent mobilization than hoped for by the Douriou Gouez collective, joined by many other associations. They bet on 300 people, they were four times more numerous (1,100 demonstrators, 1,500 according to the organizers) in the procession which marched through the city center. “We will come back as many times as necessary, always more numerous, as long as the local decision-makers have not abandoned the project”, announces Camille, from the collective Reprendre la Bretagne aux machines.
This project, denounces a demonstrator to the address of a pedestrian who came to find out, “is experimental, which is not serious. And it will be very polluting”. “We know that closed circuits are a myth,” adds another anti-Smart Salmon. In an open letter to the inhabitants of the territory, Vincent Le Meaux, the president of GPA, played the card of moderation: “I refuse to participate in the systematic denigration of any industrial project. Let’s respect the regulatory, mandatory steps, but don’t judge a priori. This file polarizes far too many fights, it must not become the battleground for platitudes”.
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