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Sea lice problems persisting

publication of a definitive review of over 300 scientific publications has shown conclusively the negative and damaging effects of sea lice from salmon farms on both wild salmon & sea trout. (www.fisheriesireland. ie/Press-release/

salmon-farms-can-have-significant-impact-on-wild-salmon-sea-trout-stocks.html.)

Billy Smyth, chairman of Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages welcomed the publication and called on Minister Simon Coveney to reject the application and to instigate an inquiry into:

1) The minority position position taken by the Marine Institute in regard to the damaging effects of sea lice on wild salmon & sea trout. 2) the continuing use of public funds into this failing industry at the expense of long term jobs. 3) The refusal of BIM to seriously consider on shore recirculating systems for salmon rearing.

He also raised concerns about the treatment of AGD (Amoebic Gill Disease)

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