Fish farms cause of sea pollution

Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change José Herrera, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Roderick Galdes, and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Simplification of Administrative Processes Deborah Schembri, address a press briefing regarding fish farms. MSDEC Boardroom, Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, Santa Venera 30-8-16

Minister for the Environment Jose Herrera told journalists that an inquiry into sea pollution had confirmed that fish farms were the cause of the pollution.

The minister highlighted a number of contributing factors which included more cages than permitted, larger size cages and the use of frozen fish for feeding.

The Environment Minister said that the authorities would be acting forcibly to stop the pollution abuse.

The report showed that of the six fish farms operating in Malta, four of them had some form of infringement notice.

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