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photoblog image Aquaculture Along the South Shore of Killary Fjord

Aquaculture Along the South Shore of Killary Fjord

 

Aquaculture is a very important local industry along the Killary Fjord... the water runs from 28 to 42 meters deep providing a clean environment for both salmon and muscle farms.

There are several rows of floats that run about 10 kl along the southern shore to the mouth of the fjord...  they hold the net cages for the small salmon that were raised from roe... 

At the mouth of the fjord... there are large round floating net cages that hold the mature salmon...

There is also about 5 kl of mussel rafts that are a common sight closer to Leanne.

 

Aquaculture Along the South Shore of Killary Fjord

 

Aquaculture is a very important local industry along the Killary Fjord... the water runs from 28 to 42 meters deep providing a clean environment for both salmon and muscle farms.

There are several rows of floats that run about 10 kl along the southern shore to the mouth of the fjord...  they hold the net cages for the small salmon that were raised from roe... 

At the mouth of the fjord... there are large round floating net cages that hold the mature salmon...

There is also about 5 kl of mussel rafts that are a common sight closer to Leanne.

 

comments (15)

I've never seen such a thing! Thank you! I love salmon - Most of we get is Alaskan Wild.
....peter:): salmon farms are quite common around the world Elizabeth... but i will take wild salmon every time....petersmile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Apr 2015, 04:42
well sounds like they are in a healthy environment, unlike most farmed fish... i wish the babies well smile neat shots!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Apr 2015, 04:44
Makes a fine montage, Peter.
Un beau collage qui nous montre bien les divers bassins Peter!
Amitiés. Richard
Very nice shots, Peter.
  • Lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Apr 2015, 05:58
We learn a lot from your visit to Ireland, Peter
Fish farming has long been controversial but it has made salmon affordable for many people
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Apr 2015, 07:08
Very instructive Peter, there's money in this!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 28 Apr 2015, 07:31
Excellent montage
JP
Big business Peter, but I hope the fish are as healthy for is as wild fish.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Apr 2015, 08:45
Now that's interesting about the farmed salmon. I don't recall seeing irish salmon in the shops here; it's mainly Scottish (I've got some for dinner tonight). Wild salmon comes the mighty pacific. I've never had muscles; nver fancied the look of them.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Apr 2015, 09:41
Fish farming. I have visited quite a few fish farms in my time - never took a photograph though!
very good collage Peter
This sort of thing is big business off the shores of Great Britain, there are often pieces on T.V.about it.
Wonderful series!
Have a nice evening!
Natallia Jolliet
http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/

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