IFA Aquaculture Executive Richie Flynn has condemned a call for consumers to boycott smoked salmon for Christmas as an act of sabotage on a vital farming and processing sector for marine communities.
He said, “This reckless posturing by Friends of the Irish Environment could undermine what is a quality product at a very important time of the year for sales. People enjoy smoked Irish salmon, especially over Christmas, and they should not be discouraged from buying it because of an ill-thought out and malicious protest”.
“Unfortunately, Friends of the Irish Environment do not appear to be interested in jobs, exports or the facts. Their attempt to target smoked salmon is little more than a stunt, which unfortunately could be very costly for Irish jobs and exports.”