What sounds like the title of a poem is a very sad topic in the EIS. Or rather a non-topic. This survey was requested and made to show that Marine Harvest wouldn’t harm the region around the proposed huge salmon farm at Shot Head. But not only was the population of Trafrask (Adrigole) erased and … Continue reading
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Irish Times: "Opposition to €3.5m fish farm"
Irish Times , 29th Feb 2012, by LORNA SIGGINS, Marine Correspondent MINISTER FOR the Marine Simon Coveney has been urged to meet opponents of a proposed €3.5 million fish farm project for Bantry Bay in west Cork. The group, known as Save Bantry Bay, says it is not opposed to aquaculture, but is opposed to … Continue reading
Another fatal nail in the coffin for wild salmon
In the autumn of 1984, a new disease was observed in Atlantic salmon being farmed along the southwest coast of Norway. The disease, which was named Infectious salmon anemia, spread slowly. ISAV, a RNA virus, is the only species in the genus “Isavirus” which is in the family Orthomyxoviridae, it appears to be most like … Continue reading
Tsunami of Sea Lice and Pollution
Federation of Irish Salmon & Seatrout Anglers pass motion: At the National Inland Fisheries Forum meeting in Silver Springs hotel tivoli Cork city last Wednesday night we (anglers lobby) succeeded in raising and getting a motion passed against the unbridled developments planned by minister coveney via bim who have up to ten similar projects from Gola, … Continue reading
catch of the day
No idea what to cook for this first lent Friday? What about a delicious seasoned salmon fresh from Bantry Bay?! Mouthwatering? Feel free to google some of the exotic condiments before you serve your culinarymaster piece to children, pregnant and breast feeding women (click pic to enlarge).
Bantry Harbour Commissioners to object to proposed new salmon farm in Bantry Bay
The Southern Star, 23 Feb 2012: “BANTRY Harbour Commissioners will formally object to the proposed new salmon farm for Bantry Bay. After a meeting with representatives of the Save Bantry Bay committee, the members of the Board voted to object to the proposed construction of a 300-acre salmon farm at Shot Head. ‘With the information … Continue reading
Bantry Harbour Authority objects to Salmon Farm
Today´s Irish Examiner reports: Harbour authority lodges objection to €3.5m fish farm By Claire O’Sullivan Thursday, February 23, 2012 A harbour authority has lodged objections to a controversial €3.5 million fish farming project in West Cork by one of the biggest aquaculture companies in the world. Bantry Bay Harbour Commissioners objects to the Marine Harvest company’s proposal … Continue reading
Wild Salmon: "Probability of Extinction is 100%"
The Irish Examiner reports today: Fish farm ‘will cut off access to shellfish pots’ By Claire O’Sullivan Tuesday, February 21, 2012 A third generation West Cork fisherman has said fishermen are objecting to a proposed fish farm in Bantry Bay because if it proceeds, they “won’t be able to access their shellfish pots” in bad … Continue reading
Protest against Marine Harvest salmon farm intensifies
Save Bantry Bay, the group launched at a recent public meeting in Adrigole in West Cork to oppose a salmon farm at nearby Shot Head, was demonstrating outside the monthly meeting of the Bantry Harbour Commissioners last night. 40 members and their supporters raised their concerns and asked the commissioners to object against the proposed … Continue reading
Fish Farm Demonstrators Greet Harbour Commissioners
“SAVE BANTRY BAY” PRESS RELEASE MONDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2012 Save Bantry Bay, the group launched at a recent public meeting in Adrigole in West Cork to oppose a salmon farm at nearby Shot Head, is tonight demonstrating outside the monthly meeting of the Bantry Harbour Commissioners. The group is highlighting the failure to hold public … Continue reading