Sunday, 22 November 2015

Bringing Back the Salmon Nets is not the Answer

Sent in by John O'Brien Concerned Angler

Having read the article in the Irish Mirror Online 22-11-2015 I have to disagree with Chairman of Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation Mr Jerry Early on the ban of salmon fishing 2006 where he states "stocks of salmon have not increased since that time and has demanded the ban be lifted".

Mr Early's statement is very ill informed as salmon numbers did improve after the 2006 ban. If anything our wild salmon should be allowed to continue their safe passage to migrate back up the rivers to spawn without the threat of interception by Salmon nets that have been proven to be highly destructive in their capacity to damage salmon numbers.