Attached is a poster giving details of our Rally in Killarney. This is a very important event as it gives you and your friends the opportunity to become directly involved in the process of bringing about the END of DRIFT NETTING for Wild Irish Salmon. This should be an historic occasion in Angling History as ALL of the FERERATIONS will be united under the Stop Now Banner and calling with one voice for an END to DRIFT NETTING.
We in Stop Now have worked tirelessly on your behalf at a political level, both in Ireland and in Brussels since our formation fifteen months ago. A result of our efforts at Brussels level, which we visited four times to reinforce our case with both DG Environment and DG Fish, has been the issuing of a Letter of Formal Notice to the Irish Government, in the last few weeks. This requires the Government to justify their Salmon management policies to the satisfaction of Brussels, otherwise they face a hearing in the European Court.
At home an extensive campaign of meetings has taken place with, all parties involved, Politicians both local and national, Scientists, Fishery Board Managers, Netsmen, Civil Servants and of course the Media. We know that we have been quite successful in keeping the issue live and relevant over the past year. The Joint Oireachtas Hearing in which we played a major part will issue its findings very soon. We need to be prepared for that event.
The time for informing is now nearly past, everybody now accepts that the Salmon are in difficulty. Now we need to show that we are serious and determined to achieve our aim. The next step in this process is our RALLY.
Feel free to contact me at any time if you need further information.
BE THERE AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS
MASS LOBBY OF FIANNA FAIL ARD FHEIS SATURDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2005KILLARNEY CO.KERRY
ASSEMBLE AT THE GROTTO, ADJACENT TO THE KILLARNEY BYPASS ROAD, AT 1.30PM
SPEAKERS WILL ADDRESS THE RALLY AT 1.30PM
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT IN OUR CAMPAIGN TO
END DRIFT NETTING.
HIRE A BUS AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT VINCENT DUIGAN AT 086 334 0898
AND OUR WEBSITE http://WWW.STOPNOW.IE