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SRT Letter to BIM

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The Slaney River Trust has added its voice to the protests against BIM’s proposed mega salmon farm in Galway bay. See the letter here.

A number of  organisations are organising a protest on Saturday 15th December  in  Carrrigaline at 12.00 with march to the minisister’s constituency office. The threat posed by this farm is highlighted in an article in todays Irish Times.

The Vancouver Sun has an interesting article on closed system on land farms which are possible alternative

Meeting with IFI Clonmel

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The Chairman and Secretary of the SRT Board met with IFI on 13 November to discuss a range of issues relevant to the Slaney. The attached note summarises the issues discussed.

Anti Salmon Farm Activist visits Bantry

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Anti Salmon farm Activist Don Staniford visited Bantry last week – his take on the situation is reported here

Tripp to Redds

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In excess of 30 people attended a SRT visit to the spawning reds on 17th. A full report with photos of a great day out will be filed on the site once the spawning season is over. One of the attendees was David Grey the Irish Daily Star’s angling correspondent – his article can be viewed here.

Salmon Watch Ireland issues comment on Sea Lice Paper

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Salmon Watch Ireland have issued a press release commenting on the Royal Society paper on the impact of sea lice on death of smolts at sea which reported a 39%increase in mortality associated with sealice. See Salmon Watch Ireland comment here

Amoebic Gill Disease hits Donegal Salmon Farms

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The Tirconaill Tribune  quotes Marine Harvest’s Managing
Director in Ireland as saying that they will have to fallow 2 sites for periods
over the next 2 years in response to Amoebic Gill disease. See  Article
here.

Study shows serious impact of sealice on smolt survival

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Yesterday’s press reported the findings of  joint Irish /Norwegian research on the impact of sealice from salmon farms on the survival of smolts at sea. The report from the Royal Society and St Andrews University in Scotland  shows a material adverse impact with sea lice responsible for an estimated 39% of smolt mortality at sea. The full paper is available here

2013 Consultation shows Slaney to be Catch and release next year

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The publication of the ministerial consultation on next seasons quotas proposes that the slaney is open on catch and release for 2013. http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Notices/public-consultation-wild-salmon-and-sea-trout-tagging-regulations-for-2013.html

Interestingly the photo used to illustrate the IFI site for this press release is of a Slaney Salmon being netted by SRT Director David Dobbs!

Trip to the redds now full

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There has been a great response to the tripp to the Redds on the 17th and the list is now full. If you have not yet been in contact and would still like to go contact webmaster@slaneyrivertrust.ie and you can be put on a waiting list for any places that may come free.

Book your place for the trip to the redds now!

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The annual trip to the redds is planned for Saturday 17th November. This is great day out and is always interesting – see details in the events section below. Book your place now avoid disappointment.

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