Two Government agencies have clashed over plans for a massive deep sea salmon farm off the west coast which backers say will create 500 jobs.Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) claims it will bring in less than half the employment forecast by the promoters, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM).

The seafood agency has applied for a licence to produce 15,000 tonnes of organic-certified salmon each year in Galway bay, in waters 1.7km off Inis Oirr on the Aran Islands.
But conservationists in the IFI said they have serious concerns over the location and scale and how it will impact on wild salmon and sea trout stocks……

Belfast Telegraph. 23/11/2012. Read the article ‘Disagreement over salmon farm plans’

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Inland Fisheries Ireland claims plans for a deep sea salmon farm will bring in less than half the 500 jobs forecast by Bord Iascaigh Mhara