Objection to the proposed Salmon Farm in Galway Bay

Last December the minister for agriculture, Food and marine, Simon Coveney TD acquired additional funding for the new role in aquaculture for which BIm had been commissioned to undertake under a new brief to develop as an applicant ten mega fish farm sites off the west coast of Ireland. Following a statutory four week consultation which ended on …

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Coveney urged to stop giant salmon farms

BARRY ROCHE – The Irish Times – Monday, December 17, 2012 Anglers and environmentalists have called on the Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney to intervene to prevent the establishment of a number of major salmon farm projects at various locations off the Irish coast.About 200 campaigners from as far away as Donegal, Fermanagh and Galway as …

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Fish farm proposals – Coveney has to listen to objections

Irish Examiner Editorial – December 17, 2012 With questions hanging over the future of the wild Atlantic salmon, a big money-spinner for Irish tourism, few issues provoke more heated controversy than the operation of fish farms off Ireland’s coasts. The impassioned nature of debate around this contentious topic was seen at the weekend when 200 people …

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Sea of protest urges Coveney to prevent fish farm plans

By Eddie Cassidy – Irish Examiner – Monday, December 17, 2012 Salmon and sea trout anglers along with inshore fishermen insist a planned explosion of giant fish farms on the west coast will lead to a senseless destruction of the Irish environment and damage key industries. It has been claimed that thousands of existing jobs in …

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