Posted in October 2014

West Cork Times, 12 Oct 2014: Group Calls for “Fundamental Rethinking” of Government’s Salmon Farming Policy

West Cork Times, 12 Oct 2014: Group Calls for “Fundamental Rethinking” of Government’s Salmon Farming Policy

Group Calls for “Fundamental Rethinking” of Government’s Salmon Farming Policy   West Cork Times, 12 Oct 2014 By Stephen Johnson   Salmon Watch Ireland this weekend called for a “fundamental rethinking” of the Government’s salmon farming policy, warning that large-scale marine operations are having “catastrophic” effects on the sector. “It is time that Ireland embraced … Continue reading

Undercurrent News, 8 Oct 2014: EU closes investigation into Ireland sealice impact, NGO says debate not closed

Undercurrent News, 8 Oct 2014: EU closes investigation into Ireland sealice impact, NGO says debate not closed

EU closes investigation into Ireland sealice impact, NGO says debate not closed   October 8, 2014, 10:29 am Undercurrent News Update: This article was updated shortly after publication to include the letter from the European Commission The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) have welcomed the European Commission’s decision to … Continue reading

Galway Advertiser, 9 Oct 2014: Government accused of bias over controversial salmon farm plans

Government accused of bias over controversial salmon farm plans Galway Advertiser, Thu, Oct 09, 2014 BY KERNAN ANDREWS Serious questions about Government impartiality and independence over controversial plans to construct a massive salmon farm off Inis Óirr have been raised following the emergence of minutes from a meeting between the Taoiseach and a fish farm … Continue reading

Friends of the Irish Environment Press Release, 8 Oct 2014: EU INVESTIGATION CLOSURE DEMONSTRATES LIMITATIONS OF EU CONSERVATION LAW

EU INVESTIGATION CLOSURE DEMONSTRATES LIMITATIONS OF EU CONSERVATION LAW   FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT 8 OCTOBER 2014 PRESS RELEASE   The EU’s decision to close its longstanding PILOT and CHAP investigations into Irish salmon farming demonstrates the limitations of EU environmental law, according to Friends of the Irish Environment.   COMMISSION ADMITS IMPACT The … Continue reading

Friends of the Irish Environment Press Comment: CLOSURE OF EU INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACTS OF SALMON FARMING ON WILD SALMON DOES NOT CLOSE DEBATE

CLOSURE OF EU INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACTS OF SALMON FARMING ON WILD SALMON DOES NOT CLOSE DEBATE PRESS COMMENT FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT 7 OCTOBER 2014   Tony Lowes, a Director of Friends of the Irish Environment and one of the authors of the original 2009 complaint to the Commission that led to the … Continue reading