THE Chairman of the North Atlantic Salmon Fund in Northern Ireland is urging Londonderry anglers to oppose plans for a host of new salmon farms off the West and North West coasts including prospective operations at Lough Swilly, Mulroy Boy and Tory island.

Jim Haughey wrote to local club secretaries and directors on behalf of the Ulster Angling Federation asking them to oppose Deep Sea Salmon Farm Aquaculture and Foreshore Licence Applications T9/489A & B, which the lobby believes will be devastating for the wild salmon.

He claimed a proposed farm in Galway Bay will produce more salmon than the whole of Ireland. A proposed farm near Tory will be similar in size…..

Londonderry Sentinel. 10/12/12. Read the article ‘NW anglers urged to oppose salmon farms that could ‘devastate’ wild fish’