A new organisation has been launched in Galway to oppose the creation of a large-scale fish farm in the area.
Galway anglers came together at a meeting last Monday night in Claregalway to form Galway Against Fish Farms (GAF), which will fight the massive new salmon farm being proposed by Bord Iascaigh Mhara for Galway Bay.
GAF said that the proposed farm has the potential to cause massive pollution to the bay and to wipe out salmon and sea trout stocks in local rivers.
The group also condemned the way in which this project is being promoted by BIM, accusing them of trying to “push through an application for a farm which would, in one fell swoop, double the entire country’s production of farmed salmon”.
Interested parties can make submissions on the proposal at www.bim.ie until 12 December.
…. Galway Independent. 03/12/12 . Read the article ‘Group to fight Galway fish farm’