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news & publications 2011/12


20th November 2012
Salmon Watch Ireland comments on report linking sea lice to salmon mortality
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19th November 2012 - Royal Society Publishing Study 2012, via Salmon Watch Ireland
New scientific evidence that parasites can have large impacts on Atlantic salmon recruitment, fisheries and conservation
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21st June 2012
Dinin River Project
The Trust has obtained provisional approval for grant aid from the Salmon Conservation Trust for this important pilot project on the Dinin river in conjunction with the Dinin Farmers Action Group. Click here to read full details...

21st June 2012
Accounts to 31st October 2011.

30th March 2012 - from Salmon Watch Ireland
SWIRLs response to Minister O'Dowd's Press Release of 27th March 2012.
Click here to read full response.

30th March 2012
High Sea Lice Readings “On foot of very high sea lice readings at many salmon farm sites in late 2011, Salmon Watch Ireland wrote to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine".
Click her to read SWIRL's letter to Simon Coveney TD, 4th February 2010.
Click here to read Simon Coveney TD's response of 6th March 2012.

Fly fishing for salmon on the Nore

Fly fishing for salmon, River Nore, September 2007

25th May 2011 - SWIRL Conference
Remarks by Niall Greene, Chair of Salmon Watch Ireland to the Annual General Meeting of the company held at the Silver Springs Hotel, Cork on Saturday, 21 May 2011.
Click here to download full pdf document.

10th May 2011 - SWIRL Conference
Salmon Watch Ireland Annual Conference 2011
SWIRL's Annual Conference will be held on Saturday 21st May 2011 at Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Tivoli, Cork.
Schedule may be downloaded from the Salmon Watch Ireland website, here...

3rd March 2011 - Significant Press Release from IFI
IFI dismayed with DAFF Sea Lice report
Inland Fisheries Irelands(IFI) scientists warn that the recommendations from the “National Implementation Group Report on a strategy for improved pest control on Irish salmon farms” are disappointing and are insufficient to protect wild salmon and sea trout. ...
   Read the full article here...

10th May 2011 - IFI Press Release
Irish Salmon set new record
Inland Fisheries Ireland in partnership with Norwegian scientists conducted a pilot salmon tagging programme where kelts (previously spawned adult salmon returning to sea) from the Blackwater and Suir rivers were fitted with satellite tags in order to investigate their marine movements and feeding location...
  Read full report at IFI website, here...

20th February 2011 - Andrew Flitcroft article from The Observer
You're so wrong about salmon, Mr Salmond: the new trade deal with China has terrifying implications for our wild fish stocks
Visiting trade delegations do not often register on my radar. However, the high-level Chinese visit to Scotland in January was different. Apart from the inevitable "gift" to the hosts, consigning two hapless giant pandas to a life of incarceration in Edinburgh Zoo, a new trade deal on Scottish farmed salmon between the two countries was signed, allowing access for the first time to the vast Chinese market...
  Read the full article here...


The Nore Suir River Trust Strategy Plan: 'Why do the Nore and Suir Need a River Trust' - download here.

The Barrier Report: 'Assessment of Fish Passage and the Ecological Impact of Migration Barriers on the River Nore Catchment', Alan Sullivan BSc MIFM.
- download here.

Click here for 2010 news and reports