Ulster anglers welcome salmon nets announcement

17 Feb 2012

Northern Ireland's Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL) is reported to have announced that it cannot legally issue licences to net salmon this year due to the perilous status of the salmon population.

A press statement from the Ulster Angling Federation (UAF) says that this comes about as a direct result of its challenge to DCAL policy at the European Union Environment Directorate in Brussels. "The Federation can confirm that the remaining salmon nets are in breach of the Habitats Directive as they are mixed stock fisheries, and as such are illegal due to the stock collapse on the River Finn in Donegal, a Special Area of Conservation for salmon," it continues.

You can read the full press statement from the UAF Chairman Jim Haughey here.

See also http://www.atlanticsalmontrust.org/latest-news/russia-calls-on-norwegian-government-to-reduce-mixed-stock-salmon-netting-277.html



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