FISSTA LEGAL NOTICE ALTERS MINISTER COVENEY’S STRATEGY

FISSTA REFUSE TO WITHDRAW LEGAL NOTICE AGAINST SALMON CAGES DESPITE PARTIAL CLIMBDOWN BY MINISTER COVENEY AS ANNOUNCED IN THE IRISH TIMES
FISSTA has informed Minister Coveney that the legal notice already lodged with his office against the Galway Bay mega fish farms plan will not be withdrawn despite his impending climb down as announced yesterday in the Irish Times.
FISSTA Chairman Paul Lawton stated that “We have consistently argued and campaigned for the Minister and his Government to review the present cutting edge technologies that are in operation by salmon farmers at the top of their industry who advocate a sustainable closed contained RAS or Recirculation Aquaculture System. This is the only method of producing farmed salmon that can deliver his projected 45,000 tons in 2017 rather than 2023 without damaging our wild Atlantic salmon in their habitat for which this state must protect and are failing dismally.”

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