The breaches of Fisheries Legislation occurred on the 22nd of June 2020 on the River Nore, in the townland of Clonamery, Co. Kilkenny. Evidence in relation to the offence was given before Judge Carthy, sitting at Kilkenny District Court. IFI Officers outlined the facts of the case to the court that Mr Hynes was apprehended and found to be in possession of seven dead salmon in his vehicle.
Lynda Connor, Director of the South Eastern River Basin District at Inland Fisheries Ireland said: ‘I would like to commend the Fisheries Officers efforts and continuous commitment to protecting salmon. On the River Barrow and the River Nore salmon stocks are well below their conservation limit and require protection. This type of illegal activity can have devastating effects on future stocks of salmon. These two convictions highlight the ongoing issue of illegal netting for salmon and IFI’s zero tolerance of this serious misconduct.’
Members of the public can report instances of illegal fishing, water pollution and invasive species by calling Inland Fisheries Ireland’s confidential hotline number on 1890 34 74 24 or 1890 FISH 24.
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About Inland Fisheries Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communication (DECC) and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010. Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. Inland Fisheries Ireland promotes supports, facilitates and advises the Minister on the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling. Inland Fisheries Ireland also develops policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling and advises the Minister on same.