Mulroy Bay CLAMS programme launched

A management scheme to oversee how aquaculture is coordinated on Mulroy Bay has been launched today in Milford.

The Mulroy Bay CLAMS iniative is part of a national management plan for the development of local bays and loughs in Ireland for aquaculture. It's backers say it provides the development of aquaculture in a sustainable manner which protects the marine environment.

However, opponents claim it does not protect the environment, and is designed as a commercial rather than a conservation tool.

Donal Maguire is Aquaculture Development Manager with BIM - He's urging opponents to read the plan.