No fish farm should be located in Galway Bay, until serious questions about potential risks, pollution, sea lice, and escapees, are answered publicly, through an oral hearing.
This is the view of Fine Gael Connemara candidate Niamh Byrne, who has “serious reservations” about An Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s proposal to locate a 1,126 acre, 15,000 tonne, open caged salmon fish farm off Inis Óirr.
Ms Byrne and the Fine Gael Oughterard branch say “too many questions remain unanswered” on the issue. As a result, they will be writing to the Marine Minister Simon Coveney, calling on him not to grant permission for the farm until the risks fully examined….
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