Search Results for 'North Western Regional Fisheries Board'

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Ballina's John Walkin named Mayo Person of the Year

John Walkin, the angling enthusiast who is credited with helping Ballina achieve its 'Salmon Capital of Ireland' title, has been named Mayo Person of the Year 2014.

Castlebar River clean-up attracting crowds

The commencement of dredging work in the Castlebar town river created a new spectator sport for locals this week as people stopped to stare at a number of diggers clambering up and down the main channels.

Fisheries Board appeals for vigilance following fish kills

Recently three fish kills occurred across the region, which are an indication of the current sensitivity of fish due to the low water levels and elevated water temperatures which make fish very vulnerable to any discharges to watercourses or siltation arising from riverside works. The North Western Regional Fisheries Board is therefore appealing for vigilance from the public in relation to fish kills.

Fisheries CEO steps down

The CEO of the North Western Regional Fisheries Board, Vincent Roche, is to step down from his post at the end of April after 25 years in charge of the region’s inland fisheries.

Salmon Capital branding lands national award for Ballina Town Council

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Ballina Town Council has been awarded the Chambers Ireland national award for excellence in local government in economic development.

Restriction on salmon angling at Pontoon Bridge extended

A bye-law which defers the opening of the salmon angling season at Pontoon Bridge until June 1 has been renewed by the Minister for State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Sean Power TD.

Fears for future of fisheries board as campaign to retain Ballina HQ grows

A threat to the future of the North Western Regional Fisheries Board situated in Ballina has been highlighted by CEO of the board Vincent Roache.

City slickers should not be charged with running our fisheries

The threat to the future of the North Western Regional Fisheries Board is real and one which should be campaigned vigourously against. Politicians in Mayo, especially those with influence at a national level, must step up to the plate now before decisions are made to scrap the Ballina office.

Ballina to be retained as regional fisheries board headquarters

Ballina is to be retained as the headquarters of the North Western Regional Fisheries Board it was announced this week.

County Council convicted for sewage leak into river

Mayo County Council were convicted and fined at Castlebar District Court this week after summonses were issued by another government body against them. Under the Fisheries Act, the North Western Regional Fisheries Board brought proceedings against the council after deleterious waste matter was permitted to fall into the Castlebar River in January of this year. Mayo County Council pleaded guilty to the summons for the offence on January 24 of this year.


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