ANGLERS in West Limerick have added their voices to a growing chorus of concern about the impact that a planned super-size fish farm off the Galway coast could have on already-depleted local salmon stocks.
With salmon numbers on the River Feale already approaching an all-time low, prompting fears that all fishing on the river could be banned as early as next year, local anglers believe that a planned 456-hectare fish farm near Inis Órr could have disastrous consequences if it is approved.
Brendan Danaher of the Brosna-Mountcollins Anglers said that the farm could lead to “an explosion” of parasitic sea lice which would prey on wild inland salmon making their way to Greenland to feed…..
Limerick Leader. 10/12/12. read the article ‘Anglers fear salmon super farm will impact local wild stocks’