Tagged with salmon farming kills

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

Call to boycott salmon farms ‘sabotage’

Call to boycott salmon farms ‘sabotage’

A call for a national boycott of farmed salmon products was yesterday condemned as an act of sabotage. The aquaculture executive of the Irish Farmers’ Association, Richie Flynn, warned that the ill-conceived boycott posed a serious threat to a vital farming and processing sector for marine communities. Environmental groups are seeking a national boycott “as … 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