Posted in February 2013

Irish Times, 14 Feb 2013: Salmon Farming

Irish Times, 14 Feb 2013: Salmon Farming

When two State bodies publicly disagree on the environmental impact of a major commercial project – and one of those bodies is promoting the development – the Government should order a comprehensive review. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) wants to build an enormous salmon farm in Galway Bay, to be operated by Norwegian interests. But Inland … Continue reading

Association of Salmon Fisheries  Boards describes flaws in recent claims sea lice don’t have a significant impact

Association of Salmon Fisheries Boards describes flaws in recent claims sea lice don’t have a significant impact

ASFB statement on sea lice Posted on February 3, 2013 http://www.asfb.org.uk/asfb-statement-on-sea-lice/ Sea lice infestation as a source of marine mortality of outwardly migrating Atlantic salmon smolts has been investigated by treating groups of ranched salmon, prior to release, with a prophylactic sea lice treatment. This research was recently published in the Journal of Fish Diseases. … Continue reading

Inland Fisheries Ireland PR: Wild Salmon Survival in the Balance – 1% may be the Crucial Tipping Point.

Inland Fisheries Ireland PR: Wild Salmon Survival in the Balance – 1% may be the Crucial Tipping Point.

Press Release 05/02/2013 Wild Salmon Survival in the Balance – 1% may be the Crucial Tipping  Point http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Press-releases/wild-salmon-survival-in-the-balance-1-may-be-the-crucial-tipping-point.html Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) notes the recent Marine Institute (MI)  publication which identifies that sea lice emanating from aquaculture  facilities can cause mortality to wild Atlantic salmon.  In this regard,  the recent publication (Jackson et al, 2012) concurs … Continue reading