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EU Fish News, 21 Nov 2015: UK Salmon Decline

CALLS to ban salmon netting featured at a summit held last week, which discussed the failure of English salmon stocks, after it was revealed that 2014’s catches were the lowest on record. The summit, which took place at the Department for Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (Defra) and was attended by senior government officials, including … Continue reading

Salmon and Trout Conservation UK, 5 Oct 2015: Wild salmon populations have fallen below ‘safe’ conservation limits in all rivers in the Scottish west Highland salmon-farming zone

 THE Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland (S&TCS) has today called upon the Scottish Government to halt any further expansion of the salmon farming industry, following new analysis showing the very poor status of salmon stocks in the West Highlands. Marine Scotland’s newly published classification puts all the rivers in the West Highlands and Inner Hebrides, … Continue reading

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 10 Sept 2015: Salmon farms can have a significant impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 10 Sept 2015: Salmon farms can have a significant impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks

A definitive scientific paper, reviewing over 300 scientific publications, has just been published in the prestigious journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions on the effects of sea lice on sea trout stocks. A team of top international scientists from Norway, Scotland and Ireland reviewed all available published studies on the effects of sea lice and have concluded … Continue reading

Friends of the Irish Environment: Objection to Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification of Marine Harvest in County Cork

Friends of the Irish Environment: Objection to Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification of Marine Harvest in County Cork

Below is the submission made by Friends of the Irish Environment to the consultation regarding Marine Harvest application for certification of their salmon farms by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. =========================================== Jean Ragg Fisheries &  Aquaculture Administrator SAI Global Assurance Services  / Global Trust Quayside Business Park, Mill Street Dundalk, County Louth, IRELAND 6 July 2015 … Continue reading

Save Bantry Bay Submission: National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Consultation

Save Bantry Bay Submission: National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Consultation The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is inviting submissions on a new National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development and related strategic environmental assessment and appropriate assessment. Deadline for receipt of submissions is 5.30pm on 24 July 2015. A copy of the … Continue reading

Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages Press Release, 25 June 2015: Draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development

Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages Press Release: Draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development 25 June 2015 Following initial assessment of the recently published Sustainable Aquaculture Development (Draft) Plan by the Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages (GBASC) believes that the Minister is planning to grant a licence … Continue reading

Vancouver Sun, June 12, 2015: Scientists dispute findings of provincial report that minimizes risk of aquaculture to wild salmon

Vancouver Sun, June 12, 2015: Scientists dispute findings of provincial report that minimizes risk of aquaculture to wild salmon

Scientists dispute findings of provincial report that minimizes risk of aquaculture to wild salmon By Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun A group of scientists is challenging a B.C. government report that plays down the risks of aquaculture to wild Pacific salmon. In a written critique, the scientists say the report by Gary Marty, a fish pathologist … Continue reading

Press Release, Salmon Watch Ireland: Mixed bag of outcomes from North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation meeting, 2-6 June

Press Release, Salmon Watch Ireland: Mixed bag of outcomes from North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation meeting, 2-6 June

Press Release: Salmon Watch Ireland: Mixed bag of outcomes from North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation meeting, 2-6 June   8 June 2015   The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (‘NASCO’) failed to determine a quota for the West Greenland fishery for the coming season at its 2-6 June meeting in Goose Bay, Canada.  The Greenland government … Continue reading