Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Salmon Farms on the Irish Coast at risk over Winter Storms

ISGA Executive, Richie Flynn, said, “While unprecedented damage was caused to coastal infrastructure, salmon farms stood up extremely well to the constant storm challenge”. http://www.ifa.ie/farm-staff-and-modern-technology-ensure…/… Then 11 days after this publication on the IFA website one of Ireland's largest salmon farm escapes happened in Bantry Bay on February 1st 2014 due to a coastal storm!

Richie Flynn's arrogant statement quickly became apparent that Salmon Farms on the Irish coastline are indeed at risk of storm damage. To date the Department of Agriculture has refused, under appeal, to publish a report it commissioned into how 230,000 farmed salmon escaped from cages in Bantry Bay during winter storms.