June 22, 2024

A fisherman has had their licence suspended for one yr after being caught illegally fishing within the waters close to Redcastle.

The incident was reported on Lough Foyle on thirtieth June final yr when Loughs Company fishery safety officers on patrol witnessed a small white boat close to the shore. The officers investigated additional and noticed two males aboard pulling in an unlawful internet and subsequently making an attempt to re-launch the boat.

The officers shortly intervened, figuring out themselves and requesting the fishermen come ashore.

The 2 males have been suggested of their rights and upon additional inspection, a internet of roughly 100 meters in size was confiscated.

On 18th April 2023 at Letterkenny Courtroom, the elder of the 2 males pleaded responsible to a few counts of unlawful netting, and one among utilizing a ship as an support to the fee of an offence.

The Choose imposed a probation order in opposition to the person however ordered him to pay Loughs Company prices of over €700, and to make a charitable donation of €350 to the RNLI.

The accused additionally held a business salmon fishing licence, and the Company sought its suspension for one yr. The Choose granted this request, suspending the licence for the whole thing of 2024.

“Loughs Company enforces unlawful fishing exercise management on each side of the border, making certain fish populations and their habitats stay protected,” a spokesperson mentioned.

In the event you discover unlawful fishing exercise, please report the incident by way of our WaterWatch instrument:
bit.ly/3T0CmCe or report it to Loughs Company on Tel: +44 (0) 28 7134 2100.

“Loughs Company stays devoted to preserving the marine atmosphere. Collectively, we are able to shield our treasured pure sources and guarantee a sustainable future for all.”

 

Fisherman has licence suspended for criminality on Lough Foyle was final modified: September twenty fifth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin