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Up to 230,000 farmed fish lost in February storm – Irish Times

March 31st, 2014 | by

Mooring system and several cages at farm in Bantry Bay buckled under impact of swell

Up to 230,000 farmed salmon may have been lost off the west Cork coast in one of the nine recent Atlantic storms.

The estimate by the Marine Institute and engineers from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine follows a survey of the site run by Murphy’s Irish Seafood Ltd at Gearhies in Bantry Bay, Co Cork.

The storm on February 1st damaged the farm’s mooring system and several cages buckled under the impact of the swell….

Irish Times 30/03/2014 Read the article ‘Up to 230,000 farmed fish lost in February storm

The Irish Farmers’ Associationsays that most of the caged salmon were suffocated in the crush. However, a group opposed to fish farm expansion claims it is Ireland’s “largest single salmon farm escape”

The Irish Farmers’ Associationsays that most of the caged salmon were suffocated in the crush. However, a group opposed to fish farm expansion claims it is Ireland’s “largest single salmon farm escape”

 


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