On 21 September the Aquaculture Licence Appeals Board (ALAB) heard final appeals against a new Marine Harvest salmon farm at Shot Head in Bantry Bay. The Panel, chaired by Prof. Owen McIntyre heard evidence from the developer Marine Harvest and fourteen separate appellants. “After the Department for Agriculture approved the licence in October 2016, ALAB … Continue reading
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Press Release, 6 January 2017: Oral Hearing for Shot Head Salmon Farm Licence
The Aquaculture Licence Appeals Board (ALAB) has granted an Oral Hearing to those appealing the decision by the Department of Agriculture to give a licence for a salmon farm in Bantry Bay. This decision validates the concerns raised by locals, environmental groups and fishermen. “It is now five years since Marine Harvest first applied for … Continue reading
Press Release, 24 Nov 2013: EU REOPENS SALMON FARMING INVESTIGATION
Press Release: EU Reopens Salmon Farming Investigation 24 November 2013 The European Commission has re-opened an investigation into salmon farming following the revelation that the Department for Agriculture, Food and the Marine concealed vital information and relied on bad science when presenting their case. In 2009 the European Commission investigated the impact of sea lice … Continue reading
EU Fish News, 19 July 2013: Irish aquaculture expansion plan under fire
Irish aquaculture expansion plan under fire eufishnews.com, 19 July 2013 THE environmental pressure group Friends of the Irish Environment is calling on Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Simon Coveney to open public consultation following the recent publication of the BIM Strategy 2013-2017. The strategy, launched on July 17, plans to “Significantly develop the aquaculture … Continue reading
West Cork Times, 16 April 2013: Get off the fence! – Public reps asked to state their position on proposed Bantry Bay fish farm
Get off the fence! – Public reps asked to state their position on proposed Bantry Bay fish farm West Cork Times, 16 April 2013 by Brian Moore UNLIKE the county and city councillors in Galway who recently voiced their concerns about a major salmon farm development off Inis Oirr, it appears that the campaign to … Continue reading
Southern Star Poll – Are salmon farms worth any potential risk they pose?
Today the Southern Star is conducting a poll – Are salmon farms worth any potential risk they pose? Save Bantry Bay are quite clear in their response – ‘NO’ they are not! Add your views at http://www.southernstar.ie (the poll is on the top right corner).
State agencies at loggerheads over Aran fish farm
The state-controlled Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has been criticised for rejecting a report compiled by another state body over a proposed fish farm off the Aran Islands. The Inland Fisheries of Ireland (IFI) is worried that a fish farm on such a large scale could seriously threaten wild fish with sea lice infestation – a … Continue reading
7,000 Homes Targeted by Campaigners
7,000 homes in the Beara Peninsula have been targeted by Save Bantry Bay, a voluntary group campaigning to prevent the expansion of Marine Harvest’s fish farms in the Bay. In a leaflet distributed by An Post, the group details problems of pollution through the poor circulation of water in the bay. It claims that the … Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE: Proposed Irish Fish Farm Fails Global Standard – Company Refuses To Release Chemical Data
Save Bantry Bay, a local committee formed to oppose any further expansion of fish farming in Bantry Bay, has alleged that Marine Harvest, the largest salmon farm operators in Ireland, are not meeting standards recently agreed by the industry.In spite of its membership of the ‘Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue’ which recently released agreed new standards for … Continue reading
Senator O’ Donovan: In Reverse Gear?
Bantry based Senator Denis O’ Donovan (FF) has been seen as the first supporter of the proposed Marine Harvest salmon farm at Shot Head, Adrigole. SAVE BANTRY BAY contacted Senator O`Donovan and asked him to explain his views to the electorate: You have been quoted in the Southern Star as follows: “Locally, the Fianna Fáil … Continue reading