GAAIA & Wild Salmon First head to Ireland for a week-long inspection of salmon farms (23-30 November) - starting with a public meeting in Bantry Bay on 23 November:
Dr. Roderick O'Sullivan, author of the first reports on the environmental impacts of salmon farming in Ireland in 1989, will also speak at the event hosted by Save Bantry Bay. Last year in British Columbia, Dr. O'Sullivan joined Don Staniford in attending Canada's salmon inquiry.
Last month, Justice Bruce Cohen recommended a freeze on salmon farming expansion in his final report. Dr. O'Sullivan joined Alexandra Morton, Anissa Reed and the other wild salmon warriors in demanding justice for wild salmon.
Elena Edwards of Wild Salmon First in Canada will also speak at the public meeting in Bantry Bay (23 November). "May the global voices for wild salmon unite to deliver the message to Norway that Norwegian salmon farms are not welcome and must go!" said Edwards who is asking wild salmon supporters to sign a 'Declaration for Wild Salmon'.
"The flag and declaration will be travelling to Scotland and Ireland to support efforts to stop Norwegian owned salmon farms from killing wild salmon," continued Edwards. "The more names on the flag the stronger the message which will be brought to Norway next year. Your voice matters!"
Read more via “Touring Scotland and Ireland to battle Norwegian Fish Farms”
Our itinerary for the Irish visit (22-30 November) includes:
22nd: Belfast to Limerick
23nd: Bantry Bay
24th: Aran Islands/Galway Bay
26th: Clew Bay
27th: Clare Island & Donegal Bay
28th: Mulroy Bay & Lough Swilly
29th & 30th: Dublin
Read more via “Norwegian Warrior Oddekalv Takes on Marine Harvest in Scotland!”
On 12 November there is another public meeting in Ullapool (download poster online here):
On 13 November, there's another public meeting at Back near Stornoway on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides (more details online here):
Read more via "Outer Hebrides Against Fish Farms"
For our full itinerary in Scotland & Ireland (2-30 November) please visit online here
People are taking matters into their own hands, using their voices and creativity to speak out against the impacts of the Norwegian salmon farming giants on their communities, marine environment and wild fish stocks.
Wild Salmon First! and GAAIA are working together to bring global awareness to the problems of salmon farming and unite the many voices opposed to existing and proposed salmon farms.