Controversial plans to build shellfish farms at Ballyness Bay in Falcarragh will be discussed in the Dáil today as concerns grow among local campaigners.
Deputy Pearse Doherty has tabled a topical issue with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the aquaculture applications at Ballyness. The matter will be raised this Tuesday evening.
‘Save Ballyness Bay’ campaigners remain strongly opposed to any aquaculture in the area.
They fear that industrial shellfish production at Ballyness could threaten local employment, the future economic development of the area, several protected wildlife species, and the health and wellbeing of the local community.