Saturday, 9 March 2019

New Boycott Campaign

Organic Salmon = Farmed Salmon
Boycott Campaign Against Farmed Salmon in Ireland

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This is an awareness campaign targeted at members of the public and supermarket consumers who may not be informed about the truth behind the salmon they buy from supermarket shelves.

The salmon farm industry is a dirty, greedy and environmentally damaging industry to Irish sea trout, salmon populations, shell fish and consumers health. The chemicals used in salmon farming are dangerous and harmful to human health. 

99% of salmon stocked on super market shelves are actually sourced from salmon farms and hide behind fancy packaging and misleading labelling used to manipulate customers into buying. They use names such as Organic, Sustainably Sourced, Responsibly Sourced, Fresh Never Frozen, Sourced in Scotland, Ireland, Atlantic Salmon from the Ocean to name but a few etc.

We believe the Irish public are being mislead when buying salmon products on supermarket shelves. We are calling for a complete Boycott on all supermarket salmon products and for the Irish Government to step up to the plate and examine ways of taking salmon farms off the Irish coast. 

We need your Help

1. To start the campaign we need funding to design and print 10,000 full colour double sided information flyers that will issue to supermarket customers outside supermarkets across the country. The more funding we get the more leaflets we can roll out.

2. Contact your local Cllr's and TD's stating you are not happy with Salmon Farms on the coastline and seek their removal.

3. Full contact details of all Cllr's and TD's in Ireland are available here 

The Facts

- A 2003 report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that seven out of ten farmed salmon purchased in grocery stores in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Portland were contaminated with cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at “levels that raise health concerns.” Additionally, farmed salmon has been found to contain toxic chemicals methylmercury and dioxins, and farms have been accused of polluting the oceans, fostering disease, and spreading sea lice. Salmon farms have also been criticized for other questionable practices, including the content of the feed, which is often supplemented with chemicals to give the fish their pink color (wild salmon develop it naturally).

- New studies have found that sea lice from salmon farms can cause a 50% reduction in runs of Wild Atlantic Salmon

- Sea Lice from salmon farming have long been implicated in the collapse of sea trout stocks along the west coast of Ireland. 

- Dr Paddy Gargan commented that increased mortality of wild salmon due to the impact of sea lice from salmon farming can result in salmon stocks not reaching spawning targets or not being at favourable conservation status as required under the EU Habitats Directive. It is critical therefore that sea lice levels are maintained at a very low level on farmed salmon in spring and where this has not been achieved that farmed fish are harvested before the wild salmon smolt migration period.

- Young sea trout are forced to run the gauntlet of open-net salmon farms, where sea lice incubated in vast, unnatural numbers on farmed fish latch on to and kill wild fish.

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