Following an initial assessment of the recently published Sustainable Aquaculture Development (Draft) Plan, Galway Bay against Salmon Cages (Gbasc) believes the plan is to grant a licence for a smaller installation in Galway Bay. Gbasc said it will oppose any size salmon farm in Galway Bay, whether it be five tonne or 15,000 tonne.

There are 19 salmon farms operating without having their licences renewed as no appropriate assessments have been carried out. Also a number of farms are overstocked and breaking conditions of their licences, according to Gbasc….

Irish Times 05/07/2015 Read the article ‘Galway fishing group opposes idea of salmon farms in the bay’