Flying the Flag for Wild Salmon in Scotland & Ireland!
November Tour Itinerary Unveiled
From November 2nd to 30th, Don Staniford of GAAIA and Elena Edwards of Wild Salmon First will be touring salmon farms in Scotland and Ireland. The itinerary includes a public hearing on the Isle of Mull (5th) as well as public meetings in Ullapool (12th), Harris (15th) and Bantry Bay (23rd). Protests are planned in Edinburgh (21st) and Dublin (29th) - see below for the itinerary in full.
Communities opposed to salmon farms will be asked to sign a ‘Declaration for Wild Salmon’ and a ‘Stop Norwegian Fish Farms Killing Wild Salmon’ flag which will be delivered next year to Norway. Over 70% of salmon farming production in both Ireland and Scotland are controlled by Norwegian multinationals led by the world’s #1 salmon farming company Marine Harvest.
Don Staniford of the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) said: "Communities around the world are rising up against disease-ridden salmon farms. Salmon cages are spreading like a malignant cancer on our coasts. Put simply, there is no right way to do the wrong thing. The only way to save wild fish is to stop salmon farming and that means ripping out the cages choking the coasts of Scotland and Ireland. Say no way to Norway using Scottish and Irish waters as a toxic toilet!"
Elena Edwards, a campaigner for Wild Salmon First visiting from Canada, said: "May the global voices for wild salmon unite to deliver the message to Norway that Norwegian salmon farms are not welcome and must go!"
"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!"
Itinerary for November:
Scotland (2-21 November)
2nd & 3rd: Isle of Arran
5th: Isle of Mull
6th: Firth of Lorne
7th: Loch Sunart & Loch Linnhe
8th & 9th: Isle of Skye & Loch Alsh
10th & 11th: Wester Ross
13th: Loch Roag & Lewis
14th, 15th & 16th: Harris
17 & 18th: Loch Duart & Sutherland
20th & 21st: Edinburgh
Ireland (22-30 November)
22nd: Belfast to Limerick
23rd: Bantry Bay
24th: Aran Islands/Galway Bay
26th: Clew Bay
27th: Clare Island & Donegal Bay
28th: Mulroy Bay & Lough Swilly
29th& 30th: Dublin
For more information about the campaign click here.