Save Bantry Bay are a recently formed group who are deeply concerned about Ireland’s inshore aquaculture policy, particularly regarding in-shore salmon farming in the Bantry Bay area. We understand a review of Bord Iascaigh Mhara is currently underway, and we wish to make a submission for the Critical Review Groups consideration. Of concern to us … Continue reading
Posted in April 2012 …
PRESS RELEASE – 'SUPPRESSED' FISH FARM REPORT REPUBLISHED CALL TO SITE FISH FARMS OFF-SHORE
Save Bantry Bay (SBB) have republished a controversial report commissioned by the Minister of the Marine which states that until the precise nature of the relationship between sea lice and sea trout is understood ‘a precautionary approach dictates that it would be prudent to avoid siting new fish farms or increased salmon farm production…within 20km … Continue reading
Damien Enright: "Salmon farming a threat to sea life"
Damien Enright, author, journalist and veteran environmentalist, who wrote a series of beautiful books on West Cork (and elsewhere), comments in today´s Irish Examiner: Salmon farming a threat to sea life By Damien Enright Monday, April 16, 2012 THE dry weather continues and we have Ireland to ourselves. The roads are free of tour buses and tourist traffic. … Continue reading