Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Poachers & Polluters Beware Inland Fisheries Ireland Launch 24 Hour Phone Service

Just to remind you of the Phone Service that's provided by the inland fisheries board.

Inland Fisheries Irelands national 24 Hour Confidential Phone Line began operation  December 1st, 2010.. The all important number is 1890 34 74 24 or for easier recall 1890 FISH 24. This phone line is designed to encourage the reporting of incidences of illegal fishing, water pollution and invasive species. Inland Fisheries Ireland staff will investigate the reports and process as appropriate.

From December 1st, the public can call IFI any time they witness illegal fishing or discover a water pollution event. Receiving timely information is critical to apprehending those responsible for damaging fish stocks or fish habitat. The public help is also being sought to prevent the spread of invasive species, which can cause millions of euros of damage to the aquatic environment.

The Angling Council of Ireland will be holding a foundation level coaching course in Athlone on 28th May, if anyone is intrested in the course, contact details should be avaible from the web site.

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