Partners in the project include two tank-based salmon smolt production units in Co Donegal. File Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Environmental conflicts over fish farming may be reduced if new EU-funded research on land-based aquaculture bears fruit. The two-year project involv(...)

Concerns over wild salmon. File photograph of wild Atlantic salmon. Photograph: Getty Images

Dozens of farmed salmon have been caught in prime angling rivers in the West of Ireland, following their unreported escape from salmon farms, Inland F(...)

The mauve stinger: one of the two varieties of jellyfish responsible for the salmon kills.  File photograph: Franco Banfi/Getty Images

Swarms of stinger jellyfish have wiped out large stocks of salmon after invading four fish farms along the west coast of Ireland in recent weeks. It (...)

Fish Farms:  Ivar Warrer-Hansen calculates capital costs would be €33 million for a 5,000-tonne a year farm on land in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Salmon can now be grown from egg to full-size on land-based fish farms, but a new report for the Irish aquaculture industry says capital costs are t(...)

The International Salmon Farmers’ Association report describes farmed salmon as “feed conversion champions”, with one kilo of feed producing one kilo of fish, compared with 10 kilo of feed for one kilo of beef. Photograph: Alan Betson

Salmon farmers are producing 14.8 billion meals a year worldwide and employing 121,000 people in coastal communities, according to a new industry r(...)