Press Release Galway Bay Against Salmon Farms: Opposition candidates to Galway Salmon Farms do exceptionally well- Government decision not expected until after reshuffle
27 May 2014
Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages wishes to congratulate the many candidates, opposed to BIM’s proposalfor twin salmon farms for Galway Bay, in getting elected to Galway city and county councils.
We watch with interest the continuing counts to elect members to the E.U. parliament and wish representatives who have supported our stance, every success.
To-date a majority of all elected members both to the Galway councils and E.U. parliament have indicated their opposition to having open salmon cages in Galway Bay.
We look forward to continuing to work with them in opposing this environmentally damaging proposal.
Although Minister Simon Coveney was expected to make a decision in late June /early July, the now fluid political situation and expected government reshuffle could see a decision deferred for a further period.
A complicating factor is the continuing disquiet about the independence and reliability of scientific advice put forward from the Marine Institute.
There is mounting concerns that its position on lice from salmon farms flies in the face of other scientific reports from scientists from Ireland and other countries around the world where salmon cages are located and are having major detrimental impacts on wild salmon stocks.
Brian E. Curran
PRO Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages
Tel: 0872509722/ 091 593860