BIM wants to expand salmon farming in Ireland, but can they answer the following questions?
- Why do they promote a product that carries a health warning in America?
- Why are salmon farms banned in 29 Norwegian fjords and 52 rivers?
- Why did Nova Scotia recently refuse expansion of salmon farming in Shoal Bay?
- Why did the Cohen Commission in Canada recently recommend a moratorium on salmon farming in the Frazer River?
- Why is Inland Fisheries Ireland against salmon farms in salmon and sea trout estuaries?
- Why did an Irish government commissioned study recommend a minimum distance of 20 kilometres between salmon farms and salmon rivers?
- Why did the Irish government introduce a moratorium on salmon farms in 2010 as part of the National Development Plan?
- Why is there no mention of the ISA virus in BIM literature promoting salmon farms?
- Why does one Irish government minister have almost total control over the total salmon farming licensing process from:
- Making judgment on required assessments
- Issuing of salmon farm licenses
- Appointing all members to Licensing Appeal Board
- Why do BIM depend on one limited Irish study on sea lice and ignore worldwide peer related published research?
- Why do they put an established €230 million angling industry at serious risk with consequent loss of hundreds of existing jobs?
- Why did the sea trout catch in Connemara decline from an average of 4,000 per year to an average of 420 following the introduction of salmon farming in 1984?
- Why describe a food product which is treated with synthetic chemicals as ‘organic’?
- Why promote a product which relies on unsustainable sea fisheries for fish meal, puts additional pressure on already strained stocks?
- Why are they ignoring environmental issues?