Desalination machine to arrive at Irish salmon farm

A Norwegian desalination machine will be providing fresh water to a Connemara (Western Ireland).

According to the Connacht Tribune, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland’s Seafood Development agency, said that the machine will be sited at Killary fjord – the country’s only fjord – on the borderline between Connemara and west Mayo.

The machine was recently imported into Dublin Port from Norway and will be relocated to Killary in the coming weeks.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara said it will be there for three months, with a capacity to pump through thousands of litres of fresh water per day.

It is not yet known who the farm belong to.

Last week SalmonBusiness reported that a Western Irish farm, Bradán Beo Teoranta, had been granted permission bn Bord Pleanála (a body that decides on appeals from planning decisions made by local authorities in Ireland) to extract fresh water from a nearby lake.



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