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Caught in draft net dilemma – Irish Times

March 26th, 2012 | by

ANGLING NOTES: IT IS my understanding that a proposal is before the Minister of State for Natural Resources, Fergus O’Dowd, to extend the estuary draft net season from its current commencement date of May 12th to a start date in mid-April.  Fisheries on the Owenduff and Owenmore Rivers and Carrowmore Lake in the west of Ireland pride themselves on a valuable run of spring salmon. To bring forward the draft net season would have a detrimental effect on fragile spring stocks and the angling resource in the area.
The Irish Times, 26/03/12. Read full article ‘Caught in draft net dilemma‘.
Press release: Minister O’Dowd – There is no proposal for the extension of the salmon draft netting season

No small fry: Young prize winners at the Tolka River Environmental Alliance fishering competition with Fisheries officer Josie Mahon and Community Garda Rosanna Caul from Blancharstown Garda station

No small fry: Young prize winners at the Tolka River Environmental Alliance fishering competition with Fisheries officer Josie Mahon and Community Garda Rosanna Caul from Blancharstown Garda station

 


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