Monday, 19 May 2014

Protest against open Pen Fish Farms in Galway Bay

Slow Food Galway protested during the last two month twice against the open pen fish farms proposed for Galway Bay. The first picket was held on April 2nd 2014 at the BIM National Seafood Conference which was held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The second protest was held on May 9th outside the Galway Business School G. C. I House in Salthill were Taoiseach Enda Kenny was a guest of honour at the Galway Chamber and Business School meeting. Both events provided a great opportunity for the Galway Slow Food movement to confirm its opposing stand point on the proposed Galway Bay fish farm based on the seven pillars of the Slow Food movement. The seven pillars are the foundation the organisation is built on; and in order to be true to our mantra any actions or positions taken by members should be reflective of those pillars. To be more specific the two pillars ‘Small-scale Food Production’ and ‘Environmentally Responsible Food Production’ standing in stark contrast to the proposed developments in Galway Bay. It is for that reason that Slow Food Galway indicated its position by protesting against the proposal at the above named BIM conference in Dublin and on Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s recent visit to Galway.