Angry anglers claim fish farms are out of control

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Angry anglers claim fish farms are out of control
The fish farm industry has been described as ‘out of control’ after it was confirmed that salmon farm owners in the West of Ireland failed to report potentially harmful escapes to the authorities, despite being legally obliged to. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) published a report this week confirming that up to 500 farmed fish entered rivers in Galway and Mayo last Autumn – with potentially serious impacts for wild salmon populations. Fish farms are obliged, as part of their aquaculture licences…

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