Posted in February 2014

PRESS RELEASE, FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT: A call has been made for Pat Rabbitte to back his Agency, Inland Fisheries Ireland

PRESS RELEASE, FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT: A call has been made for Pat Rabbitte to back his Agency, Inland Fisheries Ireland

PRESS RELEASE, FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT: A call has been made for Pat Rabbitte to back his Agency, Inland Fisheries Ireland [IFI] SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2014 The call comes after the Ombudsman accepted the Department of Agriculture’s claim that the scientific advice provided by Inland Fisheries Ireland for an EU investigation into salmon and … Continue reading

Press Release: IRISH ORGANIC FARMERS AND GROWERS ASSOCIATION SEEK INVESTIATION INTO ‘ORGANIC FARMED SALMON’

Press Release: IRISH ORGANIC FARMERS AND GROWERS ASSOCIATION SEEK INVESTIATION INTO ‘ORGANIC FARMED SALMON’

Press Release: IRISH ORGANIC FARMERS AND GROWERS ASSOCIATION SEEK INVESTIATION INTO ‘ORGANIC FARMED SALMON’ 21 February 2014 Serious concerns about the certification of farmed salmon as ‘organic’ were raised by the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association at their recent AGM. Members voted unanimously to establish a working group to immediately investigate. IOFGA has almost … Continue reading

EU Fish News, 18 Feb 2014: Dr Joins Recirculation Team

EU Fish News, 18 Feb 2014: Dr Joins Recirculation Team

Dr Joins Recirculation Team EU Fish News, 18 Feb 2014 DR Astrid Buran Holan has joined Nofima, where she will focus on developing and integrating new or already existing water treatment technology in recirculating and semi-closed aquaculture systems. “She will strengthen the technological aspects of this field in Nofima, and contribute to the further development … Continue reading

The Observer, 16 Feb 2014: Fish farms are destroying wild Scottish salmon, says leading environmentalist

The Observer, 16 Feb 2014: Fish farms are destroying wild Scottish salmon, says leading environmentalist

Fish farms are destroying wild Scottish salmon, says leading environmentalist 16 Feb 2014 Founder of influential conservation body accuses Holyrood of contributing to catastrophic decline in salmon stocks on rivers One of the world’s most influential conservation bodies has accused the Scottish government of ruining the country’s lucrative salmon-fishing industry. In a strongly worded letter … Continue reading

Irish Examiner, 13 Feb 2014: Covney admits frustrations over aquaculture

Irish Examiner, 13 Feb 2014: Covney admits frustrations over aquaculture

Covney admits frustrations over aquaculture Irish Examiner: February 13, 2014 Licensing for aquaculture has been highlighted by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney as one of his great frustrations since his appointment. By Stephen Cadogan Mr Coveney recently told Oireachtas members that Ireland’s aquaculture industry has been under the European Commission’s microscope. He said: “Other EU countries … Continue reading