European Commission to Ireland: Stop Drift-Netting Salmon

The European Commission has give Ireland a “final warning” about permitting commercial fishermen to use drift-nets to catch wild atlantic salmon. “At present Ireland allows the use of drift nets at sea which catch high numbers of salmon bound for certain spawning rivers where salmon numbers are low. The Commission is asking Ireland to fully apply the Habitats Directive when authorising drift net fishery on an annual basis.” Article includes a couple of photos of the spectacular scenery at western Ireland’s Delphi lodge. On

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