• Salmon Watch Ireland – Consultation on Policy Document

    More and Stronger smolts ‘The rational management approach is to redouble efforts to address factors impacting on productivity to ensure that …. salmon rivers…. produce the maximum number of healthy wild salmon smolts’ Background – Salmon stocks are close to crisis point Before reading our Policy Document it might be advisable to review the present […]

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  • Deenish Island – Contradictory and inaccurate records reveal a shocking story

    Here under text of additional submission sent to the Aquaculture Licence Appeal Board. The submission was also forwarded to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and Inland Fisheries Ireland for further comment and investigation. AP1-2019(Site T6/202) Dear Sir, With reference to appeal AP1-2019(Site T6/202) to ALAB […]

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    Deenish Island – Salmon Watch Ireland Submission – ALAB

    SALMON Watch Ireland wishes to make the following submission in relation to the above appeal by Comhlucht Iascaireachta Fanad Teoranta (MOWI Ireland), Fanad Fisheries, Kindrum, Fanad, Letterkenny Co Donegal. Firstly Salmon Watch Ireland would like to endorse the ministerial decision under the Provisions of Section 68(1) and Section 19(a) 4 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act […]

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  • Urgent Crayfish Plague (Disease)

    Salmon Watch Ireland would like to draw all interested parties attention to the very serious situation regarding native crayfish stocks in Ireland. This plague (disease) is a very serious danger to ecosystem functionality within our rivers. Please be advised of the necessary bio-security measures necessary to prevent the spread of this disease. The attached document […]

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    Sea Lice Ireland – Erriff River Study

    The long term study of sea lice in Ireland by Inland Fisheries Ireland has definitively linked a reduction of up to 50% in returning adult salmon to high levels of lice infestation of farmed salmon in Killary Harbour. This is a real breakthrough in that it is probably the first study to illustrate that fish […]

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  • Marine Harvest – Smolts or Not

    Smolt overstocking by Marine Harvest Hereunder find documentation regarding the gross over stocking of a smolt hatchery by Marine Harvest and an incredible situation where Marine Harvest over stocked Inishfanard salmon farm (Cork) by an incredible 400,000 smolts. The argument in regard to the Inishfanard site is that Marine Harvest did not agree that fish […]

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  • Scottish Salmon Farming and its Environmental Impacts

    This review is a very important element in understanding the impacts of salmon farming in Scotland and is certainly important in the ongoing debate surrounding aquaculture in Ireland. It is a lengthy document but is fairly comprehensive and deserves scrutiny by concerned anglers and conservationists. Scottish Salmon Farming and its Environmental Impacts  

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  • Patagonia- Salmon

    “The road to extinction is paved with good intentions”. This is a very apt statement and demonstrates that we as a society have failed to understand the natural world. The three areas examined in this film demonstrates the folly of salmon hatcheries and their effects on wild salmon survival, the damming of rivers which has […]

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    International Year of the Salmon- David Attenborough and Salmon Survival

    Atlantic and Pacific salmon  face many unique problems in today’s world. David Attenborough, a champion of nature, reflects on the perilous state of salmon stocks around the globe and warns that these salmon stocks cannot be saved unless we adapt our behaviour  to protect our vital ecosystems.   International Year of the Salmon- David Attenboroughhttps://youtu.be/riO36JBni4M

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  • Presentation: SWIRL Conference by Inland Fisheries Ireland

    The presentation by Inland Fisheries Ireland demonstrates the stock levels as they exist today. Unfortunately there has been a steady decline in stocks post 2007 as indicated by the counter network across the country. It is not a very encouraging situation and is compounded by many factors both in-stream, near coastal and oceanic influences. With […]

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