Southern Star Beara Notes – Marine Harvest not meeting newly agreed international standards

Last week’s Southern Star looks at the latest fish farming issues in Beara Notes section.

Save Bantry Bay, a committee formed to oppose any further expansion of fish farming in Bantry Bay, has alleged that Marine Harvest, the largest salmon farm operators in Ireland, is not meeting standards recently agreed by the industry. The group claims that, in spite of membership of the Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue which recently released standards, Marine Harvest is failing to meet Principle 7 requiring salmon producers to ‘be a good neighbour and conscientious citizen.’ The Norwegian Company responsible for the proposed expansion of fish farming in Bantry Bay is refusing to release details of chemical treatments regularly used against parasites and diseases prevalent in the industry.

For the full article see http://www.southernstar.ie/localnotes.php

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