The Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Bill will be debated tin the Seanad and Senator O’Donovan has called on the Government to support the Bill.
THE European Commission is to reopen the EU investigation into salmon and sea lice closed in September of 2012. The investigation was prompted by submissions from Salmon Watch Ireland and West Cork-based Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) to the Commission in 2009.
The closure of the investigation without the “express views” of Inland Fisheries Ireland which the Department of Agriculture denied it held led to a series of “requests for redress for maladministration” lodged by FIE to two Irish government departments and the European Commission.
At a recent meeting of the Western Committee of Cork County Council held Clonakilty the matter of water supply and wastewater discharge in Castletownbere was raised by Cllr Jerry Sullivan.
Cllr Sullivan queried the reason for the delay in progressing the wastewater treatment works, the cost involved and the timeframe for such works.
In a written reply Cork County Council said, “A review for this project has been submitted to Irish Water highlighting the urgency of the situation as currently there is no treatment to discharges from Castletownbere other than trough septic tanks.
MARINE Harvest, the Norwegian company who produce 80% of Ireland’s farmed salmon, have reported production down by 36% with exceptional loses of €4 million for 2013 Q3. Overall, the company posted loses of €2.7 million for the quarter, the only Marine Harvest operation internationally to report loses. more »
The move follows on from last month’s announcement that their offices were to conduct a preliminary investigation into the Department of Agriculture’s actions during the EU investigation in salmon farms and sea lice’s impact on wild salmon. more »
AT a recent meeting of the Bantry and Skibbereen area roads which was held in Bantry Cllr Jerry Sullivan put forward the following notice of motion (That this council would undertake a safety review of all approaches to Adrigole Bridge).
As a result an examination was undertaken by a senior engineer from Cork County Council and the following recommendations were made:
THE 2013 Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan is set to visit her ancestral home of Bere Island, West Cork on Sunday 13th October 2013. This will be Haley’s first visit since being crowned the Rose.
Representing Texas, Haley won the prestigious competition in Tralee in August, becoming the 55th Rose of Tralee.
“Not in my own county” is an account of the last journey of Michael Collins through his native West Cork on the day he was shot in August 1922. more »
THE Ombudsman is to investigate allegations that the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF) suppressed findings made by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) from a report into the dangers posed by sea lice to wild fish populations from salmon farming activities.