Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Galway TD Expresses Concern

GALWAY TD ADDS TO CONCERNS OVER PROPOSED SALMON FARM OFF INIS OIRR
GalwayNews.ie December 20, 2012

A Galway West TD has expressed serious concerns over a proposed deep sea salmon farm off Inis Oirr. Deputy Noel Grealish is worried about the effect the farm will have on wild salmon and sea trout numbers.

Research has shown that infestations of sea lice concentrate in salmon farms and this can pose a serious threat to wild salmon and sea trout during their migration period. Deputy Grealish raised the issue with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dail and he hopes it will be dealt with in the New Year.