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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

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

Friends of the Irish Environment Press Release, 8 Oct 2014: EU INVESTIGATION CLOSURE DEMONSTRATES LIMITATIONS OF EU CONSERVATION LAW

EU INVESTIGATION CLOSURE DEMONSTRATES LIMITATIONS OF EU CONSERVATION LAW   FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT 8 OCTOBER 2014 PRESS RELEASE   The EU’s decision to close its longstanding PILOT and CHAP investigations into Irish salmon farming demonstrates the limitations of EU environmental law, according to Friends of the Irish Environment.   COMMISSION ADMITS IMPACT The … Continue reading

Friends of the Irish Environment Press Comment: CLOSURE OF EU INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACTS OF SALMON FARMING ON WILD SALMON DOES NOT CLOSE DEBATE

CLOSURE OF EU INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPACTS OF SALMON FARMING ON WILD SALMON DOES NOT CLOSE DEBATE PRESS COMMENT FRIENDS OF THE IRISH ENVIRONMENT 7 OCTOBER 2014   Tony Lowes, a Director of Friends of the Irish Environment and one of the authors of the original 2009 complaint to the Commission that led to the … Continue reading