FISSTA – Federation of Irish Salmon and Seatrout Anglers mourn the Sad Passing of International Salmon Conservationaist Mr Orri Vigfússon, Icelandic Chairman of North Atlantic Salmon Fund.

The statement from his office confirmed to the world that “The North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF) announces with great sadness, the passing of our founder and Chairman Mr. Orri Vigfússon. Mr Vigfússon succumbed to lung cancer at Iceland’s national hospital in Reyjavik yesterday July 1st 2017 only nine short of his 75th birthday. Mr. Vigfússon …

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The Passing of a Patriot

  Very sad news that TK Whitaker, a great friend of angling has died in Dublin yesterday. He caught his first salmon below Carrick bridge on the Glen river in 1964 – photo below, and here is his wonderful account of how he saw our river and village life in which we were blessed to grow …

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FISSTA Support Plan to save the Cork Gearagh

Great article by Clare O’ Sullivan in the Examiner and well done to Declan O’ Mahony and colleagues on a great press release. Plan to save ancient Cork river forest flooded 60 years ago for dams The ESB, Cork County Council, Inland Fisheries Ireland, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, have been meeting to …

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GALWAY RALLY

FISSTA SUPPORT GALWAY BAY AGAINST SALMON CAGES WHY –   TO STOP NEW FISH FARMS OFF THE WEST COAST BY SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE TO GOVERNMENT THAT ONLY POLLUTION FREE  SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE WILL BE TOLERATED WHEN – TO ASSEMBLE AT NOON ON SATURDAY MARCH 2ND 2013. WHERE – EYRE SQUARE GALWAY CITY AND TO MARCH THROUGH CITY TO SPANISH ARCH ON SHORES OF GALWAY BAY WHERE …

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Rage against the cage

Galway Advertiser, February 07, 2013. In response to the BIM article on the proposed Galway Bay fish farm, An Taisce’s Derrick Hambleton argues against the controversial proposal and outlines his association’s arguments against the BIM case. Of all recent Governments, this one seems particularly intent on continuing a process of selling off to the highest …

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IFI Welcomes New Research On Sea Lice and Wild Salmon

AFLOAT Wednesday, 06 February 201 – Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed “a clear acceptance of the impact of sea lice on juvenile salmon” following a recent Marine Institute publication that identifies the effect of sea lice emanating from aquaculture facilities on wild Atlantic salmon mortality. According to IFI, the paper published in the Journal of …

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BIM salmon findings criticised

TIM O’BRIEN Fishing and tourism interests have reacted sharply to Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s claim that sea lice are not a significant factor in the deaths of wild Atlantic salmon. In support of its plan for one of Europe’s largest salmon farms to be located in on a 456 hectare site in Galway Bay, the board …

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Agencies split on Galway Bay fish farm

State bodies have disagreed on the science underpinning a proposed fish farm earmarked for Galway Bay. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has applied for a licence to “grow” some 3.5 million salmon a year in cages on a 456 hectare site in the lee of the Aran Islands and claims the development has the potential to …

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Parasites and escaping fish on list of concern

The Irish Times – Saturday, February 2, 2013 OPPOSITION TO FISH FARMS: A range of fisheries and tourism interests say their opposition to salmon farms is based on bad experience. Fisheries and estate manager Simon Ashe at Ballynahinch Castle near Cashel in Connemara said the estate used to have the largest sea trout hatcheries in the …

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