Start of public consultation on the future of the labeling system for salmon and sea trout
A public consultation on the future management of the wild salmon and sea trout tagging program has been launched by Inland Fisheries Ireland.
The forum is designed to encourage those interested in the region to submit their views on how the tagging system can be improved and modernized.
He is especially keen to hear from salmon and sea trout fishermen, angling clubs, commercial fishermen and businesses that distribute licenses, such as tackle stores.
The program was set up in 2001 to record the issuance of wild salmon and sea trout licenses, mesh tags and logbooks, and to process the details of the catches into a database for further analysis. thorough.
Figures from the 2020 Statistical Report show that 14,138 licenses were sold to sport fishermen and 78 to public commercial fishermen.
The review is planned to encompass the entire tagging system to see how it can be made more user-friendly and ensure that it can provide the agency with accurate real-time data, management and retention of the tagging system. .
Suzanne Campion, Business Development Manager, said: “We see this as the perfect opportunity for the public, especially those involved in the angling industry, to have a say in the management of the fishing industry. how licenses, labels and logbooks are issued and distributed in the future. “
Alternatively, written submissions can be emailed to [email protected] or posted at Inland Fisheries Ireland head office at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24.
Logbooks and tags to return
Salmon and sea trout fishermen who have not yet returned their fishing logbook and unused gill tags for 2021 are urged to do so immediately. Anglers are required by law to return these items within seven days of license expiration and no later than October 19 of each year.
Logbooks and tags can be returned using the prepaid return envelope provided at the time of license purchase. Alternatively, scanned logbooks and licenses can be emailed to [email protected].
Please note that both sides and all continuation pages must be included to ensure that the name and number can be linked to the correct logbook.
The November issue of Fish-Live-Learn is available
The Fish-Live-Learn November Online Newsletter with Blackwater Fishery’s Glenda Powell is now available and again good reading.
According to Powell, the season may be well over on the Blackwater, but the boost from nine monthly issues to date has encouraged further exploration of what winter has to offer.
In this month’s edition, she travels to Bleach Lough in Limerick to meet with fly tying instructor Michael Quinlivan; chats with casting demonstrator Christopher Rownes at the EWF show near Munich, Germany and meets Paul Morgan, owner of Coch-Y-Bonddu Books.
She also explains the art of false casting and line shooting with the one-handed rod, and Lucy Thompson recounts her fishing adventures.
If all that wasn’t enough, she tries to whip up an Austro-Bavarian treat and recounts some of the highlights of a little stroll in October.
Glenda Powell is considered one of the world’s leading fly casting instructors and has been teaching fly casting and fishing for 28 years. for more information, contact www.glendapowellfishing.com. E-mail: [email protected] or tel. +353 87 235 1260.
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