Irish salmon farming firm secures approval for fresh water extraction

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Western Irish farm, Bradán Beo Teoranta has been granted permission to extract fresh water from a nearby lake.

An Bord Pleanála (a body that decides on appeals from planning decisions made by local authorities in Ireland) has granted the permission to a Kilkieran Bay based salmon farming company as reported in the Connacht Tribune.

Galway County Council had previously denied the company to allow it to bring water from Loch an Mhuilinn in South Connemara to use on its sea cages. It’s not known if the new permission now allows water to be taken from the same lake.

Bradán Beo Teoranta site, which is still in development, says: “Cill Chiaráin Bay has a long history of salmon farming and Bradán Beo Teo will operate five of the licences for the bay. The first harvest of salmon is expected to begin in Spring 2014. This is an exciting development for the aquaculture industry in the West of Ireland.”