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

    Deenish Island - The Story Continues 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 by MOWI Ireland, Salmon Watch Ireland would like to submit additional information which might aid ALAB in coming to a decision regarding this matter. Salmon Watch Ireland has successfully appealed the decision by the Marine Institute not to release stocking information regarding the Deenish Island Salmon Farm in County Kerry. The Marine Institute has on the 6th August 2019 released information concerning the stocking of the Deenish Island site. It is apparent that the statement issued to ALAB by MOWI regarding the stocking of the site in 2019 is inaccurate and that anomalies exist in stocking data for 2015. Read More


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  • The Status of Irish Salmon Stocks in 2018 with Catch Advice for 2019

    Look up Scientific Advice for Your River in 2019   The scientific advice for your river is included in the following document. If you are interested in learning how the scientific process works then study this document well. Salmon stocks are low on most rivers with no real prospect of improvement unless oceanic conditions improve. Localised problems may also be affecting your river like excessive predation or salmon farms.  Status of Salmon Stocks in 2018 and Catch Advice 2019 Individual River - Catch Advice


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  • Aquaculture and its effects on wild Atlantic salmon populations.

    This document is a must read for all concerned with negative effects caused by salmon aquaculture on wild salmonids. The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) advises that there is substantial and growing evidence that salmon aquaculture activities can affect wild Atlantic salmon, through the impacts of sea lice as well as farm escapees. Both factors can reduce the productivity of wild salmon populations and there is marked temporal and spatial variability in the magnitude of reported effects. This document explains in detail how aquaculture can have a varying degree of effect and demonstrates that time period, biomass and environmental factors can change effect. ICES REPORT


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  • Atlantic salmon – A resource in decline

    Salmon Watch Ireland has highlighted, since it's inception in 2004, the alarming decline of Atlantic salmon and sea trout in Ireland. Ireland's Atlantic Salmon resource is rapidly declining from the historic adult runs of up to 2 million fish in the 1970's to less than 250 thousand fish now reaching our shores.We are dedicated to the conservation of Atlantic salmon and Sea trout in Ireland and will endeavor to shape government policy to protect this iconic species. Atlantic salmon and sea trout: A resource declining https://youtu.be/ArUiOiIIaZ0


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  • Salmon Farming Expansion – Wild fish stocks under threat from over-fishing to sustain feed for salmon aquaculture.

    The very essence of sustainability is to guarantee that remaining fish stocks after commercial exploitation can be replenished naturally within a short period and not have the population dynamic…


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  • Pink Salmon: Non-Native Fish Species Alert

    Inland Fisheries Ireland has appealed to anglers and the general public to remain vigilant and report the presence of any Pacific pink salmon in Irish river systems. To date,…


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  • Salmon Alert – Bleeding and Skin Ulceration

    A small number of salmon are returning to Irish rivers with signs of bleeding and skin ulceration. Anglers and fishery owners…


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  • Stop Europe’s Dirty Fish Farms – Petition

    Stop Europe’s Dirty Fish Farms To the governments and members of parliament of Iceland, Norway, Scotland and Ireland: Petition text: As concerned citizens…


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  • Sea Lice Ireland

    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…


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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…


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