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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

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

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