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Irish Examiner, 4 September 2019: Moving fish farms onshore may be more sustainable for aquaculture

By Lorna Siggins Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Ciaran Byrne has said that the evidence is “pointing towards” moving fish farms onshore for a more sustainable aquaculture industry. Dr Byrne was responding to a decision by the Danish government to halt any further fish farming in coastal areas. Denmark’s environment minister Lea Wermelin said late … Continue reading

Press Release: Aquaculture License Appeals Board demands further assessments as salmon farm may put protect bird species at risk

Press Release: Aquaculture License Appeals Board demands further assessments as salmon farm may put protect bird species at risk

The Aquaculture Licence Appeals Board (ALAB) has asked the developers behind the Shot Head salmon farm to undertake further Appropriate Assessments as required by EU habitats law to ensure endangered birds are not put at risk. These assessments are to be completed by 23 September 2019, meaning any decision on the development of the salmon … Continue reading

Guardian, 18 April 2018: Skye salmon farms approved despite warnings of ‘irrecoverable damage’

Guardian, 18 April 2018: Skye salmon farms approved despite warnings of ‘irrecoverable damage’

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/18/skye-salmon-farms-approved-despite-warnings-of-irrecoverable-damage Two new island fish farms given the go-ahead in spite of Scottish parliamentary report warning of possible environmental impacts Alexandra Heal and Ellie O’Donnell Two new salmon farms are to be built off the Scottish island of Skye after receiving permission from the Highland council, despite opposition from residents over the possible … Continue reading

BBC: Salmon firm reveals impact of sea lice

Marine Harvest has revealed that more than two-thirds of its salmon farms in Scotland broke statutory sea lice limits last year. The figure of 69% was more than four times the average for the Norwegian group’s overall operations. Marine Harvest cited a number of factors for the difficulty in tackling the problem of sea lice … Continue reading

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

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