Friday, February 24, 2012

Objections raised over €3.5 million fish farm

Commissioners of Bantry Bay Harbour have lodged objections to the Marine Harvest company's proposals on the grounds of location. Michael Hennebry, chairman of the harbour commissioners, said a report prepared by a deputy harbour master said the proposed fish farm was "too close" to tanker anchorage for Whiddy Island oil storage terminal and to a "boarding point for pilots".
Bantry Bay Southwest Ireland
One of the points highlighted in the letter related to the company's argument that waste from the farm will pass directly "out into the Atlantic Ocean". "It has not been proven the currents and water movements in the bay will ensure waste from the salmon farm will pass directly from the salmon farms 'out into the Atlantic Ocean'. Previous studies have in fact shown that water exchange in Bantry Bay is low, and sediments and waste material will move east into the head of Bantry Bay," Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of 'PPLAPP' click here.
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