Irish Examiner, Tuesday 10 Jan 2017: Fish farms indicted on sea trout – Debate is over

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/ourview/fish-farms-indicted-on-sea-trout–debate-is-over-438374.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=click&utm_campaign=nextandprev A GOVERNMENT scientific agency, Inland Fisheries Ireland, has just published the result of 25 years of research involving more than 20,000 sea trout taken from 94 river systems in Ireland or Scotland at varying distances from salmon farms. The research is objective and utterly credible. It once and for all confirms that salmon farms … 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, 9 Jan 2017: New research finds salmon farming contributes to sea lice infestation on sea trout as valuable stocks decline

The Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed new research by scientists from Inland Fisheries Ireland and Argyll Fisheries Trust (Scotland) which found that sea trout carry significantly higher levels of sea lice infestation closer to marine salmon farms. Researchers examined sea lice levels over 25 years from more than 20,000 sea trout. The sea … Continue reading

New Research: Aquaculture and environmental drivers of salmon lice infestation and body condition in sea trout

By: Samuel Shephard1, Craig MacIntyre2, Patrick Gargan1,* 1Inland Fisheries Ireland, 3044 Lake Drive, CityWest Business Campus, Dublin 24 Y265, Ireland 2Argyll Fisheries Trust, Cherry Park, Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK ABSTRACT: Infestation of sea trout Salmo trutta L. by salmon lice Lepeophtheirus salmonis is associated with increased mortality risk and possible sub-lethal effects. Separating anthropogenic causes … Continue reading

Atlantic Salmon Federation, 31 October 2016: Letter – You can’t disput the scientific evidendce

“Will Placentia Bay aquaculture affect native salmon?”, the author claimed “there has been no undisputed evidence to date of direct effects of salmon aquaculture on wild populations.” This is patently false; there is a wealth of scientific evidence that demonstrates clearly and conclusively that net pen salmon aquaculture has significant negative impacts on wild salmon. … Continue reading

Irish Times, 29 Feb 2016: Angling Notes – Concerns over fish farming raised at salmon conference in Norway

“Norway’s Wild Salmon Declares Bankruptcy – Fish Farms the Principal Cause” read the rather harrowing slogan which greeted 300 people in attendance at the recent wild salmon conference in the Alta Ice Hotel, Sorrisnivia, Norway. His Royal Highness King Harald, an ardent salmon fisher, was guest of honour accompanied by environment and fisheries ministers, top … Continue reading