Aims and Activities
Salmon Watch Ireland’s current programme (adopted in 2007) prioritises the following aspects of salmon conservation:
• Remain vigilant about commercial exploitation of salmon;
• Campaign for the application of best international practice in the siting and management of salmon farms so as to eliminate the threat posed by sea lice to migrating juvenile salmonids;
• Develop a programme with the State authorities for the control of predators with initial emphasis on cormorants and seals.
Membership of the organisation allows you to access professional scientific and legal advice regarding Atlantic salmon and sea trout conservation.
The Board of SWIRL is multi-faceted with fishery management,environmental science,legal, business and conservation interests well represented.
The organisation has successfully lobbied for Atlantic salmon conservation through legal challenge in both Ireland and the European Union.
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