KCLR broadcast from Inistioge, Co Kilkenny last Tuesday in the third programme in the series ‘Make Way for the King’. The series looks at the threats facing Atlantic Salmon both at sea and in the rivers and the conservation measures in place to protect them. Dr Ciaran Byrne from Inland Fisheries Ireland spoke about NASCO and their conservation role and outlined the measures Ireland are taking in that regard. Professor Ken Whelan talked about global warming and the impact it is having on salmon while Bob Seward from SSTRAI gave an insight into the Salmon Conservation Fund available to angling clubs. With an eye to history Martin Carroll, who holds a snap net license in Inistioge gave an account of that old traditional method. Paddy Dunne and Tommy Hoyne from Kilkenny Anglers and Pat Boyd Chair of Keep Kilkenny Beautiful also contributed.
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Next Tuesday takes a look at obstacles on the river that impede salmon’s passage upstream and explore the impact of invasive species on salmon with contributions from local anglers, wildlife experts, Dr Ciaran Byrne from Inland Fisheries Ireland and more.