Filed under marine life

21 March 2017: The Demise of Loch Maree

What has occurred across the west coast of Scotland over the last few decades is nothing short of a travesty. We have been responsible for the systematic demise of a great natural resource, decimating the wild populations of salmon and sea-trout in order to support big business in farmed salmon. In the case of the … Continue reading

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

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

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