Residents of the west cork coastline packed a Community Centre to form a committee to try and prevent the Norwegian multinational Marine Harvest from opening a new fish farm. More than 100 acres in size, the site, at Shot Head in Bantry Bay threatens local fishermen and the tourist industry while offering few jobs on the automated operations. The profits are going to Norway while the environmental damage to wild fish stocks is now well documented. The multinational, renowned for its destruction in Patagonia, plans 13 new sites along the western Irish coast.
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