Salmon farm planned at former mussel site
A Norwegian fish farming company is seeking to develop a closed container fish farm at buildings which were previously used for the processing of mussels in Bantry, West Cork.
Niri AS, trading as Niri Seafood, want to develop the farm 800 meters southwest of Reen Point at a site developed for mussel farming.
They hope to develop 3,300 tons of salmon from the site, including salmon smolt production.
There has been sharp opposition in Bantry recently to plans to develop a 12-14 cage EUR 3.5 million organic salmon fish farm at waters near Traflask in Adrigole.
Save Bantry Bay (SBB) had urged Marine Harvest and the Department of Agriculture to consider moving the operation into a closed container system such as planned by Niri AS.