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Fisheries Protection

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 10 November 2021

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Ceisteanna (274)

Holly Cairns

Ceist:

274. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on the major fish kill of farmed salmon in west County Cork including the threat to wild salmon (details supplied). [55167/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

On 29th October my Department received notification of elevated/exceptional mortalities at a salmon farm in Bantry Bay. My Department, in conjunction with the Marine Institute, is examining the matter as a priority. I can confirm that a Veterinary Inspector has visited the site and samples were taken from live / moribund fish and are under investigation.  Pending completion of my Department’s examination it would not be appropriate to comment further.

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