Posted in February 2012

The Forgotten River

The Forgotten River

What sounds like the title of a poem is a very sad topic in the EIS. Or rather a non-topic. This survey was requested and made to show that Marine Harvest wouldn’t harm the region around the proposed huge salmon farm at Shot Head. But not only was the population of Trafrask (Adrigole) erased and … Continue reading

Another fatal nail in the coffin for wild salmon

Another fatal nail in the coffin for wild salmon

In the autumn of 1984, a new disease was observed in Atlantic salmon being farmed along the southwest coast of Norway. The disease, which was named Infectious salmon anemia, spread slowly. ISAV, a RNA virus, is the only species in the genus “Isavirus” which is in the family Orthomyxoviridae, it appears to be most like … Continue reading

Tsunami of Sea Lice and Pollution

Federation of Irish Salmon & Seatrout Anglers pass motion: At the National Inland Fisheries Forum  meeting in Silver Springs hotel tivoli Cork city last Wednesday night we (anglers lobby) succeeded in raising and getting a motion passed against the unbridled developments planned by minister coveney via bim who  have up to ten similar projects from Gola, … Continue reading

catch of the day

catch of the day

No idea what to cook for this first lent Friday? What about a delicious seasoned salmon fresh from Bantry Bay?! Mouthwatering? Feel free to google some of the exotic condiments before you serve your culinarymaster piece to children, pregnant and breast feeding women (click pic to enlarge).

Bantry Harbour Authority objects to Salmon Farm

Today´s Irish Examiner reports: Harbour authority lodges objection to €3.5m fish farm By Claire O’Sullivan Thursday, February 23, 2012 A harbour authority has lodged objections to a controversial €3.5 million fish farming project in West Cork by one of the biggest aquaculture companies in the world. Bantry Bay Harbour Commissioners objects to the Marine Harvest company’s proposal … Continue reading

Wild Salmon: “Probability of Extinction is 100%”

The Irish Examiner reports today: Fish farm ‘will cut off access to shellfish pots’ By Claire O’Sullivan Tuesday, February 21, 2012 A third generation West Cork fisherman has said fishermen are objecting to a proposed fish farm in Bantry Bay because if it proceeds, they “won’t be able to access their shellfish pots” in bad … Continue reading

Protest against Marine Harvest salmon farm intensifies

Protest against Marine Harvest salmon farm intensifies

Save Bantry Bay, the group launched at a recent public meeting in Adrigole in West Cork to oppose a salmon farm at nearby Shot Head, was demonstrating outside the monthly meeting of the Bantry Harbour Commissioners last night. 40 members and their supporters raised their concerns and asked the commissioners to object against the proposed … Continue reading

Fish Farm Demonstrators Greet Harbour Commissioners

“SAVE BANTRY BAY” PRESS RELEASE MONDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2012 Save Bantry Bay, the group launched at a recent public meeting in Adrigole in West Cork to oppose a salmon farm at nearby Shot Head, is tonight demonstrating outside the monthly meeting of the Bantry Harbour Commissioners. The group is highlighting the failure to hold public … Continue reading