The discovery of huge quantities of toxic pesticides at a salmon farm in Scotland has escalated fears for a facility planned for Bantry Bay.

The Save Bantry Bay committee has reiterated calls for food and marine Simon Coveney to refuse planning permission for a new salmon farm in the world-famous bay after it emerged huge quantities of the toxic pesticide, Teflubenzuron, were discovered at a salmon farm site in Scotland.

An investigation is underway at the Marine Harvest facility after the discovery that toxic pesticide residues hundreds of times above environmental limits had been detected.

However, Marine Harvest Ireland insists the toxic pesticides are not used at their facility in Bantry Bay…..

Irish Examiner 23/05/2013 Read the article ‘Pesticide find raises concerns over Bantry salmon farm plan’