Petition against the Salmon farms

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Re: Petition against the Salmon farms

Postby Bradan » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:52 pm

Peter Kinsella wrote:Yes ! Just a risk that BIM may apply for a smaller version of the salmon farm after the election. Smaller could become larger with time. However, good for now.


The rules on salmon farms were changed last year - instead of production tonnage, future licences will be issued using "standing stock biomass", and farms will be limited to 5-7,000 tonnes SSB. However, this is just a way of fudging the numbers to make farms appear smaller, when in fact they are very large production units. SSB is the tonnage of fish on a farm at any given time. It is considerably lower than what the annual production would be, as fish are constantly growing and being harvested. A farm of 7,000t SSB could easily amount to 15,000t annual production. So they will apply for "small" tonnage farms, but in reality they are applying for monster-sized units like the Galway Bay project would have been.
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Re: Petition against the Salmon farms

Postby Savibert » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:50 am

Good information))
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