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PROTESTORS VOW TO CONTINUE AS LARGE CROWDS GATHER TO VOICE ANGER AT HUGE OYSTER FARM PLAN

first_imgA large crowd turned out at yesterday’s protest at Linsfort Beach.More than 200 people gathered at a protest yesterday to voice their opposition for plans for a massive oyster farm at an Inishowen Beach.Plans have been granted for a huge 16 hectare farm at Linsfort Beach, much to the outrage of many local people.Th dolphin which was washed-up on Linsfort Beach.Protestors claim the planning permission granted to the developer of the farm is not valid. Yesterday they gathered at the site of the newly-erected steel frames which will house the oyster cages.Dozens of people carried banners outlining their opposition to the plan.Some also claimed that a recently washed-up dolphin had come caught up in the cages.Many also threw bottles into the water outlining their reasons why they oppose the plan as part of the ‘Save Linsfort Beach’ campaign. A number of speakers raised concern about the manner in which the permission for the farm was granted.Others recalled how their memories of walking along the golden sands of Linsfort Beach as children was now destroyed as they looked towards the cages and the impossibility of now enjoying the beach with their children.Many are now demanding an investigation into why the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine granted ten-year permission for the trestles, allegedly, “without proper public consultation.”The oyster cages at Linsfort Beach.PROTESTORS VOW TO CONTINUE AS LARGE CROWDS GATHER TO VOICE ANGER AT HUGE OYSTER FARM PLAN was last modified: August 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beachdolphindonegalInishowenLinsfort beachlast_img read more