Inland Fisheries Ireland, the state agency that has responsibility for the protection and conservation of freshwater fish and habitats, has launched public consultation on the future management of the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme.
The state agency is encouraging anyone in Mayo with an interest in the area to submit their views on how the tagging system, which started in 2001, can be improved. It is especially keen to hear from salmon and sea trout anglers in the region, angling clubs, commercial fishermen and those businesses that distribute salmon and sea trout licences, such as fishing tackle shops.
The Head of Business Development with Inland Fisheries Ireland, Suzanne Campion says the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme was first introduced two decades ago and since then, we’ve seen a seismic shift towards buying and selling online, with many technological advances along the way that we would now like to harness. We see this review as the perfect opportunity for the public, especially those involved in the angling sector in Mayo, to have their say on the management of how licences, tags and logbooks are issued and distributed in the future.
Public consultation for the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme closes at 5pm on Wednesday, December 1st 2021 and members of the public are invited to make submissions by completing a short survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BradanConsultation.