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    NSFAS (No Salmon Farms At Sea.)

    NSFAS, No Salmon Farms At Sea, are a dedicated group of like minded individuals from all corners of this island. We are comprised of anglers, conservationists and local residents,all with a common purpose.

    Our mission is “To strive to safeguard our wild salmon and sea trout, their marine habitat and inland waterways, in order to ensure their continued existence”

    The objectives to which we are committed, but not limited to achieving, are as follows:

    1) To stop the further development of fish farms around the coast of this island.

    2) To seek the implementation of stringent controls and efficient legislation, by the Irish Government and Northern Assembly, in order to effectively police the activities of the operators of aquaculture licences.

    3) To work with other concerned organisations for the advancement of our common objectives.

    4) To campaign for the movement of existing salmon farms, from the migratory path of wild salmon and sea trout, to land based closed containment systems.

    No Salmon Farms At Sea | Protecting our Wild Atlantic Salmon

    Petition | No Salmon Farms At Sea


    https://www.facebook.com/NoSalmonFarmsAtSea

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    Well said paddy and lets hope we have unity moving forward to defeat these impending disasters at the meeting tommorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie corry View Post
    Well said paddy and lets hope we have unity moving forward to defeat these impending disasters at the meeting tommorrow.
    It was great to me you today in Galway eddie and thank you for the pint.
    Todays meeting was a major step forward in the right direction, to see so much passion coming from all who attended the meeting can only be taking as a positive and to have so many clubs and organisations all working together help us win the battle.

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    The biggest onshore salmon farm in the world could be built in Scotland for £15 million, according to The Scotsman.

    Dunkeld-based onshore fish farmer FishFrom will submit a planning application this week to build a 3.5-acre warehouse at Tayinloan, which will produce 3,000 metric tons of salmon a year – about twice the average sea-based farm.

    Scottish farmer plan ‘world’s biggest’ onshore salmon farm | Undercurrent News

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    Quote Originally Posted by PADDY. K View Post
    The biggest onshore salmon farm in the world could be built in Scotland for £15 million, according to The Scotsman.

    Dunkeld-based onshore fish farmer FishFrom will submit a planning application this week to build a 3.5-acre warehouse at Tayinloan, which will produce 3,000 metric tons of salmon a year – about twice the average sea-based farm.

    Scottish farmer plan ‘world’s biggest’ onshore salmon farm | Undercurrent News
    A1 paddy your more than welcome anytime....we'l get a keg between us if we can win this battle. These locusts may have it easy elsewhere but by heaven they will earn it to put their farms on the west coast of ireland!!?

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    NSFAS No Salmon Farms At Sea.

    A very productive meeting was held in Galway last Sunday with the attendance of 60 - 70 representatives from Angling Clubs and other groups opposed to Salmon Farms, a provisional date of the 2nd of March has been proposed for a large protest in Galway.
    We will post more details as they become available and we would hope to have a massive turnout of concerned anglers, conservationists and residents.

    Please keep an eye on this page for further updates.....

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    The "NSFAS" No Salmon Farms At Sea must be doing something right,
    Over the last two months we have got a good write up in three leading Angling Magazines and a number of National News Papers.

    In January "Irish Angler 2013 Annual" David Dinsmore give his Editorial page to the group for Damien O'Brien (Klink) to cover the work of the NSFAS and of the meeting held in Bantry and organised by the group Save Bantry Bay.

    In February the "Fly Fishing & Fly Tying" magazine also covered the protest in Carrigaline By Roderick O'Sullivan.

    Also in February the "Trout & Salmon" magazine also covered the protest in Carrigaline reported by Damien O'Brien.
    http://donstaniford.typepad.com/my-b...on-farms-.html
    (There has been a mistake in this article where Fergus O'Dowd was named instead of Simon Coveney been the minister responsible for the approving or rejecting a licence for the Galway Bay Salmon Farm.)

    At this stage we at NSFAS would like to thank all of the above mentioned for all there help and support with helping us making more people aware of what is happing with these Salmon Farms.
    For more details on these Salmon Farms you can read the full story in all of the above listed and lots more.

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    Looking a bit of a dig out folks.

    We need to raise funds for printing & postage and our new logo banner. Everything to date has gladly been given from our own pockets, we now need some " HELP ".
    We are not looking to raise a lot of money but every cent counts so please do what you can, thank you!

    Donate | No Salmon Farms At Sea
    Last edited by PADDY. K; 21-01-2013 at 08:11 AM.

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    On behalf of NSFAS thank you very much for your donation Pete.
    We are getting closer to the cost (€318) of the printing of the leaflets that we need for the two upcoming shows in Dublin.
    We have a stand at the HOOKED LIVE show in City West in Dublin, and Angling Expo 2013 in swords. If you or indeed any of the forum members are at these show please call in and say hello.

    Tight Lines and Thank You.

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    Farmed salmon production has increased rapidly in the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland. There are a number of significant concerns with regard to the sustainability of the salmon aquaculture industry in Scotland, including the release of harmful chemicals, benthic impacts due to organic enrichment from waste food and faeces and the sustainability of food sources. However, the most significant concerns for wild fish interests are the potential negative effects of sea lice and escapes.

    Sea lice: A number of reviews have considered the effects of interactions between salmon farms and wild salmonids (e.g. Revie et al. 2009). There is now compelling scientific evidence that sea lice emanating from salmon farms have the potential to pose a very serious risk to wild migratory salmonid populations
    Escapes: Farm escapees (from both cages in freshwater and marine cages) have the potential to interbreed with wild fish. Scottish salmon have unique genetic lineage specific to each river system (and sometimes unique to individual tributaries). Cross-bred offspring are less fit for survival at sea thereby putting the wild population at risk. In addition, escaped juvenile fish in freshwater may out-compete wild fish prior to migration and can develop to sexual maturity as parr, interbreeding with adult returning fish
    Policy Areas | Association of Salmon Fishery Boards

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