Gorvernment still reluctant to reveal detials of massive salmon escape


The Minister’s decision asserts that the work is not completed and that the public interest would not be served by the disclosure of the report.

In March, Alex O’Donovan of Save Bantry Bay (SBB) said they understood after the official count in February that the farm had been “virtually wiped out”. The minister later confirmed the loss of 230,000 salmon.

Despite repeated requests, Friends of the Earth (FIE) and SBB claim they have been refused the report, breaking the Minister’s previous precedent of releasing such documents regarding salmon farm escapes, they said.

Last week FIE’s appeal was turned down on the grounds the report was an “internal communication in the course of completion” and that it “would not be in the public interest to release”.