Illegal salmon nets seized in Donegal
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 02:30 (GMT + 9)
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 26 untagged salmon in the Glenties area in Donegal and 1100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island.
As it was informed by the entity, the first seizure took place following covert surveillance by Fisheries Officers and the second seizure occurred at Inisbeg Island later the same day while Fisheries Officers were conducting sea patrols along the North West coast of Donegal.
Two drift nets, measuring 600 yards and 500 yards respectively, were located drifting east of Inishbeg Island.
“Both incidents highlight the importance of ongoing Inland Fisheries Ireland offshore and coastal patrols to protect migrating salmon and sea trout stocks against illegal fishing activity at a time when salmon stocks are under severe pressure from high temperatures, very low water levels and a long term decline in survival rates... FULL STORY