At a recent Limerick District Fishery Board meeting, Captain Vansittart highlighted the critical issue of declining Irish salmon fisheries. He attributed the decline to the government’s reduction or dismissal of fines imposed for illegally capturing salmon. This lenient approach towards offenders is potentially endangering the sustainability of the fisheries.
In response to this issue, the board unanimously adopted a resolution of protest to address their concerns to the government. It is crucial for the local fishing industry that effective measures are put in place to ensure the protection and proper management of the salmon fisheries in the region. If left unaddressed, the continued decline in fisheries could have lasting consequences on both the ecosystem and the livelihoods of local fishermen.
Morning Leader – Friday 06 February 1903