drift net

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a large fishnet supported by floats

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Representing Rarity, Jason Smith explained the drift net licence has now been abolished meaning the defendant had lost his livelihood, and that he now relies upon benefits.
The vessel was carrying equipment associated with large-scale illegal drift net fishing, including net, net buoys and net spreader on deck.
He wrote: "All concerned revile the use of drift nets in Mediterranean fisheries, where extensive lengths of deep nets take massive bycatches of cetaceans, turtles and other non-target species.
The EU had already banned drift nets in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean from 1 January 2002, in order to protect porpoises and dolphins.
"The Environment Agency will close the drift net fishery in September 2022.
"I have instructed the Environment Agency to close the drift net fishery in September 2022.
The EU has already warned the Irish government to stop drift net fishing or face prosecution.
Mr Greene said drift net fishing is one of the greatest threats facing salmon.
"Instead of our Government addressing the problem they are promoting drift net fishing by approving massive quotas.
The National Fishing Federation of Fishermen's Organisation (NFFO) has said it will be doing all in its power to overturn an order newly agreed by the Environment Agency which will close the region's drift net fishery of salmon and trout.
The Irish drift net fishery is now the only large-scale fishery of its kind in the entire North Atlantic.
A spokesman said yesterday: "Under law all wild salmon caught by rod and line anglers must have a blue tag while salmon caught by drift net at sea should have a red tag.
"I'm just fighting to try and keep the drift net tradition alive ( I'm not interested in any buy-out.
Thus this Irish drift net industry reaps the harvest of returning salmon, a harvest which they had no hand in its production nor its nurturing.
The value to the economy of a salmon caught by an angling tourist is EUR423 but just EUR22 if caught by drift net.