Posted in December 2012

Coveney urged to stop giant salmon farms

Coveney urged to stop giant salmon farms

Anglers and environmentalists have called on the Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to intervene to prevent the establishment of a number of major salmon farm projects at various locations off the Irish coast. About 200 campaigners from as far away as Donegal, Fermanagh and Galway as well as from Cork, Kerry and Tipperary converged … Continue reading

Company seeking fish farm expansion exceeds sea lice levels

Company seeking fish farm expansion exceeds sea lice levels

The Norwegian company seeking to expand its fish farming operation in West Cork breached sea lice protocol levels five times in their Donegal operations, according to monitoring by the Marine Institute. The impact of sea lice generated by fish farms is a huge source of controversy internationally with environmentalists and anglers arguing that farmed fish … Continue reading

Call to boycott salmon farms ‘sabotage’

Call to boycott salmon farms ‘sabotage’

A call for a national boycott of farmed salmon products was yesterday condemned as an act of sabotage. The aquaculture executive of the Irish Farmers’ Association, Richie Flynn, warned that the ill-conceived boycott posed a serious threat to a vital farming and processing sector for marine communities. Environmental groups are seeking a national boycott “as … Continue reading

Anti-Fish Farm Groups Rally

Anti-Fish Farm Groups Rally

A protest at the Cork office of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development will take place tomorrow, Saturday. A number of anti-fish farm groups will march to Minister Simon Coveney’s Carrigaline constituency office as part of the demonstration. They include No Salmon Farms At Sea (NSFAS), the Federation of Irish Salmon & Sea … Continue reading