Salmon Farms Ireland – Licence Status

Each salmon farm license has a) stocking rate, and b) max allowable biomass

Licenses are all (or almost all) expired

There is no easy way to determine overstocking of salmon in salmon farms

There is no way way to extract the licenced stocking data in a structured format, as it is all held in various pdf docs

If a farm remains unstocked for two years, the license is revoked. But how can you tell when and where fish farms are not stocked? One clue would be via the Marine Institute Annual Sea Lice Reports, which contain results for all the sea lice inspections. See below for most recent report (2020)

Note: Salmon farm data is on the ‘to do’ list, as it is not in any structured or open public format… for reasons

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