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Friends of the Irish Environment Press Release: Release ordered of Bantry Bay salmon farm accident report

Friends of the Irish Environment Press Release: Release ordered of Bantry Bay salmon farm accident report

The Department of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries’ refusal to release the accident report on the loss of 230,000 salmon in a February 2014 storm has been annulled by the Information Commission, Peter Tyndal.   Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s Department had refused to release the report on the grounds that it was an ‘internal communication’ … 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

Press Release, 26 Dec 2014: MARINE INSTITUTE CALL FOR STANDARDS AND INSPECTIONS ON FISH FARMS

Press Release, 26 Dec 2014: MARINE INSTITUTE CALL FOR STANDARDS AND INSPECTIONS ON FISH FARMS

Press Release 26 December 2014 MARINE INSTITUTE CALL FOR STANDARDS AND INSPECTIONS ON FISH FARMS WELCOMED Environmental groups have welcomed the publication of a five year study funded by the European Commission which has called for technical standards and regular inspections for fish farms to be put in place. ‘Prevent Escape’, which involved eleven partners … Continue reading