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EU Fish News, 19 July 2013: Irish aquaculture expansion plan under fire

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

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

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?

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