Framkvæmdastjóri félags sem gætir hagsmuna vatnsfalla á Írlandi þar sem stundaðar eru veiðar, vill að Írar skoði að fara að fordæmi Dana og stöðvi leyfi fyrir sjókvíaeldi. Eldi á laxi á landi er sjálfbæra aðferðin bendir framkvæmdastjórinn á í þessari grein í The Irish Examiner.
„Denmark is the latest country to limit fish farming. Last month the Danes decided to halt fish farm expansion in coastal areas because coastal and inland waters were “overloaded” with nitrogen.
Responding to the decision Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Dr Ciaran Byrne said the evidence is “pointing towards” moving fish farms onshore for a more sustainable aquaculture industry.
Land-based systems are more expensive than today’s sea farming so the issue is one of priorities — profit margins or environmental responsibility. Ironically, technology may come to the rescue because once on-land systems are perfected they can be established closer to the most lucrative markets in Asia and America.
That moment cannot come soon enough for the remnants of Atlantic salmon and sea trout populations, populations decimated in recent decades.“