Research: The Sick Salmon Syndrome

Research: The Sick Salmon Syndrome

“Civilised societies are judged by how they protect the vulnerable within Children and the Elderly” The Sick Salmon Syndrome by Brendan O`Keeffe Farmed salmon organic or otherwise is a sickly specimen when compared with the wild counterpart. The wild salmon is considered the cornerstone of nature and for good reason. The wild salmon’s DNA is … Continue reading

“Farmed Salmon should never cross your lips”

“Farmed Salmon should never cross your lips”

Prevention online magazine names 7 foods that should be avoided for health reasons.  Food no 5 is “Farmed Atlantic Salmon”. Farmed Salmon David Carpenter, MD, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany and publisher of a major study in the journal Science on contamination in fish, gives us … Continue reading

Bodo J. Baginski R.I.P.

Bodo J. Baginski R.I.P.

Bodo J. Baginski, writer, musician, friend and fearless environmentalist, died in an accident on 5th June 2012 . We  will miss him sadly. Read the obituary in the Irish Times: Therapist, environmentalist and author of international acclaim Sat, Jun 16, 2012 BODO J BAGINSKI: INTERNATIONAL authority on alternative and holistic therapies, Bodo Baginski, who has died … Continue reading

your heritage and your livelihood are at stake

your heritage and your livelihood are at stake

A letter from John Brendan O’Keeffe, Adrigole Dear People. As you know Marine Harvest has announced development of Salmon Farm by Shot Head. Your heritage and your livelihood are at stake. God knows a lot has been taken already. So much for good Governance and Guardianship. The biggest problem is sewage. Average size Salmon Farm [SF] … Continue reading

What is “Protect Bantry Bay” standing for?

What is “Protect Bantry Bay” standing for?

The group “Save Bantry Bay” has given up the original target to avert any new salmon farm in Bantry Bay.  Instead the self-appointed committee of “Save Save Bantry Bay” is now propagating “No more open cage fish farms in Bantry Bay” and is advocating and supporting closed containment salmon farming (see photo from SSBB website … Continue reading

We´re not alone: British Columbia fighting salmon farms

We´re not alone: British Columbia fighting salmon farms

Bantry´s Hazel Vickery sent us the following report from Alaska´s Newspaper Anchorage Daily News: Meet salmon farming’s worst enemy — biologist Alexandra Morton. She’s perched in her boat near a fish farm, talking about diseases, the kind that might escape and kill wild salmon. Then she spies a worker peeling toward her in a boat. Alexandra … Continue reading

Damien Enright: “Salmon farming a threat to sea life”

Damien Enright: “Salmon farming a threat to sea life”

Damien Enright, author, journalist and veteran environmentalist, who wrote a series of beautiful books on West Cork (and elsewhere), comments in today´s Irish Examiner: Salmon farming a threat to sea life By Damien Enright Monday, April 16, 2012 THE dry weather continues and we have Ireland to ourselves. The roads are free of tour buses and tourist traffic. … Continue reading