Written Answers - Inland Fisheries

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 709 No. 4

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  193.  Deputy Phil Hogan  Information on Philip Hogan  Zoom on Philip Hogan   asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources  Information on Eamon Ryan  Zoom on Eamon Ryan   when snap net fishing for salmon will be open on the Rivers Nore and Suir; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21225/10]

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Conor Lenihan): Information on Conor Lenihan  Zoom on Conor Lenihan  The Salmon and Trout Conservation (Draft Nets and Snap Nets) Bye-Law No. 872, 2010 provides details of those rivers, which are open for commercial (draft net and snap net) fishing during the 2010 season.

In regard to the River Nore, the snap net fishery has been opened since 12 May. However, the River Suir (including Clodiagh and Lingaun waters) is below its conservation limit and will remain closed for commercial fishing during the 2010 season.


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