SEA ANGLING IRELAND SAC
ALL IRELAND OPEN COD CHAMPIONSHIP
YOUGHAL, SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013 FROM 4PM to 9PM
CHECK IN WALTER RALEIGH FROM 1.30pm-3.00pm
500 EURO CASH PRIZE AND PERPETUAL CUP FOR LARGEST COD
TACKLE PRIZES FOR EACH OF THE THREE ZONES (OVER 2,000 EURO WORTH OF TACKLE)
1st PRIZE GRAUVELL VERTIX EMOTION SURFCASTING ROD (Value approx €400)
2nd PRIZE GRAUVELL SURF ONE SURFCASTING REEL (Value approx €200)
3rd PRIZE GRAUVELL COOLER BOX (Value approx €80)
EACH ANGLER WILL ALSO RECEIVE A SPOOL OF GRAUVELL VERTIX TAPERED LEADERS (Value approx €13)
- PENN POINTS AVAILABLE
WITH HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
JOHN O’BRIEN ANGLING & OUTDOOR CENTRE WATERFORD
INLAND FISHERIES IRE http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/
GRAUVELL FISHING TACKLE http://www.grauvell.com
CONFIRM ENTRIES TO: DONAL 087-690-5374,
KEITH 086-357-0098, JOHN 087-741-3964
From Susan Steele, Chair of the SFPA : “Ireland does not have a direct fishery for Bluefin Tuna in Ireland. Ireland does have a 1% by catch of Bluefin Tuna as part of the Northern Albacore fishery. The vessels that partake in the Northern Albacore fishery must obtain a specific fishing authorisation from the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine. For anyone engaged in sports or recreational sea angling this means that if a Bluefin Tuna is caught while sea angling it has to be immediately released as the fish cannot be targeted or landed by an Irish boat.’
My name is Paul O’Reilly, I am a graduate student with Cairns School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway, and I am working on a joint project with Inland Fisheries Ireland to try to estimate the value of Irish angling events to the rural towns and communities who host them. The title of the project is ‘The Socio-Economic Impacts of Angling Festivals and Competitions on Local Communities in Ireland’. I have designed a survey which will gather data relating to the distances people are willing to travel to fish in festivals/competitions and how often they are willing to do so – this will be combined with other expenses incurred by participants in such events to estimate the total cost of participating in them and through this we will estimate the true value of such events to the anglers involved and to the host communities. I also have questions on other current aspects of angling such as poaching, commercial over-fishing, pollution etc to gauge angler’s opinions on these issues The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and any information provided through Sea Angling Ireland will be invaluable.
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IFI has established a National Bass Programme to collect data on bass in order to provide scientific advice to support management and conservation of Ireland’s bass resource. Bass is Ireland’s only marine fish species which is managed for angling. The programme is being developed to determine the status of bass stocks and also to improve understanding of their ecology and biology in Ireland for the long-term sustainability of the species.
A bass in the hand. Courtesy of Henry Gilbey
Contributing to the National Bass Programme
All assistance with the National Bass Programme would be greatly appreciated. If you would be interested in sending IFI bass scale samples, we can provide you with a scale envelope pack.
For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-8842600.
All information will be kept strictly confidential.
The Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Fergus O’Dowd, T.D. invites members of the public and interested parties to send written submissions for consideration by the Department in preparing a new Inland Fisheries Act. The new Act will consolidate, update and amend existing legislation which governs the conservation, protection, management and development of the inland fisheries and sea angling resources.
Submissions may be sent by email to IFLegislation@dcenr.gov.ie or by post to:
Mr John Donohoe
Inland Fisheries Division
Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources
Earls Vale Road
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5.30pm on 28th June 2013. All submissions received will be published on the Department’s website following the conclusion of the consultation period.
Downloads and further information
Further details and links to existing inland fisheries legislation are available at www.dcenr.gov.ie.