A seminar on the impact of the Eel Fishing Ban was discussed at a recent seminar held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone.

Following on from the seminar a report suggests that the willingness to shut down the eel fishery in Ireland is indicative of successive governments’ attitude towards Irish fisheries in general.

Midlands North West MEP Matt Carthy, who organised the seminar commented that the stated aim of preserving eel stocks is not consistent with the apparent failure to address the loss of huge numbers of eels on a regular basis….

Donegal Democrat 18/04/2016  Read the full article ‘Impact of Eel fishing Ban examined’