Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney says he’s not going to rush into making a decision on the planning application for a controversial massive salmon farm in Galway Bay.

The Minister, speaking on RTÉ radio, said that he is “cautious” about the salmon farm industry but he said there is an opportunity for it to grow in Ireland.

“We have a very large application in for Galway Bay,” said Minister Coveney.

“I’m insisting on getting very detailed scientific and environmental advice in relation to that and when I have the advice that I think I need then I’ll make a decision on that. I’m certainly not going to rush it. I think there will be a decision before the summer but let’s wait and see how that goes.”…

Connacht Tribune 14/02/2015 Read the article ‘Minister bides time on Galway Bay fish farm