Editorial in Examiner has it rightJuly 25th, 2013
An editorial in the Cork Examiner on the 2oth of July hits the nail right on the head when reviewing IFI’s report identifying angling’s contribution of €.75bn to the economy The editorial points out that it is a no brainer that we should be protecting this resource. Given that it points out the risk the proposed BIM salmon farm off the Aran Islands and the threats posed by the resumption of Greenland fishing.
Has Marine Institute seroius qustions to answer re sea lice article?July 18th, 2013
Salmon watch Ireland have published a statement dated 15 July raising serious questions as to the status and independence of an Marine Institute endorsed scientific article on sea lice. Given the importance placed on unbiased peer reviewed scientific evidence in the fish farming debate these questions are potentially of great significance.
28 June AGM gets fascinating presentation on Celtic Sea Trout ProgrammeJuly 11th, 2013
IFI’s Dr Willie Roche treated members at the recent AGM to a presentation on the Celtic Sea Trout Programme. Bullet points on some of the matters covered are included here but we will have to wait until the autumn for the full presentation of results.
Casting Class held on 29 JuneJuly 11th, 2013
The IFI sponsored casting class took place at Clohamon on the 29th of June. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all with great instruction and tips from Jason O’Riordan and Myles Kelly. See here for a report and photographs .
Need for extreme vigilence on pollution frontJuly 10th, 2013
The very low water conditions combined with the heat wave leaves the river very exposed to serious a fish kill if there are any pollution incidents. If you see anything of concern please contact Ken Dodd from the SRT Environmental Committee on 086 2575088 and notify the IFI pollution hotline on 1890 347424