• Irish Times Article -Tim Mc Cormick

    Are Open-Pen Salmon Farms Really Sustainable? Open-pen salmon farms have been encouraged here. But how well do they fit these criteria? Salmon farmers frequently proclaim the sustainability of their industry, claiming that they are eco-friendly and are creating a new blue revolution with their protein rich product. But increasingly their claims are being questioned on […]

  • Deenish Island – Waterville Sea Trout Collapse Continues

    The prospect of the Salmon Farm at Deenish Island being restocked with over 400,000 smolts in the coming weeks should fill anglers and conservationists with dismay and anger. The farm was ordered to close by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in April 2019 for gross over harvesting at the site. The MOWI […]

  • Salmon Hero Award 2022 – Coomhola Salmon Trust

    Mark Boyden receiving the Salmon Hero 2022 Award from John Murphy, Chair Salmon Watch Ireland The very mention of Atlantic salmon in a primary school in Ireland garners the immediate response “Streamscapes” which is the first port of call for educators all over Ireland in matters relating to our rivers and freshwater resources. The excitement […]

  • Recent Scientific and Telemetry Studies concerning Atlantic Salmon

    Salmon Watch Ireland endeavors to keep our support base informed of scientific studies concerning ecological changes in both freshwater and in the marine phase of the Atlantic salmon life cycle. To this end we are initiating a periodical posting which examines such diverse topics as predation, marine ecosystem change , impacts of salmon aquaculture on […]