Trout hatchery closures must stop – Ferris
Speaking in Leinster House today, Sinn Féin Fisheries spokesperson, Martin Ferris TD called on Minister Joe McHugh to clarify his intentions and the intentions of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) regarding the closure of trout hatcheries in Tipperary, Mayo, Westmeath and Cork.
Deputy Ferris said:
“I am calling on Joe McHugh to clarify his intentions regarding the closure of these hatcheries.
“He indicated to me recently that he would defer any closures and take account of the fact that such operations are the lifeblood of trout river stocks.
“Is he aware of the IFI’s plans and what is his view them? I am calling on him to stop the proposed closures.”