Mega fish farm contrary to moratorium in national development plan

Salmon Farm CageAn environmental lobby group has written to the European Commission and to Irish Ministers claiming that the proposed Galway Bay mega fish farm is contrary to an agreement for a moratorium in salmon farm development reached under the National Development Plan 2007 – 2013 [NDP].

The group has documented the agreement for the moratorium which took place after objections from the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards were supported by the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) about the negative impact that sea lice emanating from salmon farms are having on migratory wild salmonids.

Published by FIS
Monday, December 10, 2012

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