A major crackdown has been launched by the PSNI, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) and Loughs Agency against fish poaching.

With the fishing season starting next month, Operation Salar was yesterday launched at the River Bush salmon station, Bushmills, in a bid to protect fish stocks across Northern Ireland.

The new initiative focuses on: encouraging the public to report suspected fish poaching; enforcing fishing regulations; increasing awareness of the legislation surrounding fishing; and the importance of protecting fish stocks.

A new public information leaflet by the Partnership for Wildlife Action was also launched in a bid to increase community awareness….

News Letter NI 18/02/2014 Read the article ‘Crackdown on fish poaching launched

News Letter NI - A poacher catches fish in a net
News Letter NI – A poacher catches fish in a net