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The Scientist: Does Farming Drive Fish Disease?

Intensive aquaculture favors increasingly virulent forms of certain fish-infecting parasites and pathogens, studies show.   Fish farming is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world, but infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites cost the industry billions of dollars in worldwide losses each year. Now, emerging research suggests that diseases of … Continue reading

Irish Examiner, Tuesday 10 JAn 2017: Today’s Stories Sea lice levels are higher near salmon farms

There have been calls for the Department of Agriculture to boost its monitoring of fish farms after new research showed sea trout carry significantly higher levels of sea lice infestation when closer to marine salmon farms.   For full article see http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/sea-lice-levels-are-higher-near-salmon-farms-438383.html   Inland Fisheries Ireland said it hoped any future applications for fish farms … Continue reading

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 10 Sept 2015: Salmon farms can have a significant impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks

Inland Fisheries Ireland, 10 Sept 2015: Salmon farms can have a significant impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks

A definitive scientific paper, reviewing over 300 scientific publications, has just been published in the prestigious journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions on the effects of sea lice on sea trout stocks. A team of top international scientists from Norway, Scotland and Ireland reviewed all available published studies on the effects of sea lice and have concluded … 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

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