The Irish Wildlife Trust is objecting to plans to build a major fish farm in Galway Bay.
Bord Iascaigh Mhara has applied for a deep sea salmon farming licence at a site roughly 6 kilometres off Inis Oírr, which has the potential to create hundreds of jobs.
The IWT claims the fish farm is not sustainable because of the potential for infestation of wild salmon with salmon that are breeding in the fish farm.
The organisation also claims Galway Bay does not have the capacity to assimilate the quantaties of pollution caused by fish excreta and waste food….
Galway News.ie 12/12/12 Read the article ‘Irish Wildlife Trust objects to Galway Bay Fish Farm’