Tagged with Marine Harvest Ireland

Company seeking fish farm expansion exceeds sea lice levels

Company seeking fish farm expansion exceeds sea lice levels

The Norwegian company seeking to expand its fish farming operation in West Cork breached sea lice protocol levels five times in their Donegal operations, according to monitoring by the Marine Institute. The impact of sea lice generated by fish farms is a huge source of controversy internationally with environmentalists and anglers arguing that farmed fish … Continue reading

Sea lice hitting Donegal farms hardest

Sea lice hitting Donegal farms hardest

Problems in Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay The highest recorded levels of sea lice on farmed fish in Ireland were found on two Donegal fish farms in recent months , it has emerged. According to industry-circulated Marine Institute reports leaked to the Donegal News, the worst affected fish farms were those in Lough Swilly and … Continue reading

Another fatal nail in the coffin for wild salmon

Another fatal nail in the coffin for wild salmon

In the autumn of 1984, a new disease was observed in Atlantic salmon being farmed along the southwest coast of Norway. The disease, which was named Infectious salmon anemia, spread slowly. ISAV, a RNA virus, is the only species in the genus “Isavirus” which is in the family Orthomyxoviridae, it appears to be most like … Continue reading