THE Irish ballad The West’s Awake, by Thomas Davis came to mind of late following the devastating news that Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) had lodged a proposal for a supersized salmon fish farm off Inis Oirr in Galway Bay.
Angling organisations, anglers, stakeholders, hoteliers, restaurateurs, islanders and west coast citizens are “up in arms” and rallying in large numbers in opposition to this outrageous proposal.
Take, for example, my report of Oct 29th in which I said the off-shore location for the proposed farm was a “step in the right direction”.
I was immediately contacted by an islander who, quite rightly, takes issue with this assumption……
The Irish Times. 10/12/12. Read the article ‘Opposition mounts to super-sized fish farm in Galway Bay’