Erne Fisheries Stakeholder Event 17th April 2024

Date published: 22 May 2024

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Inland Fisheries Branch, held an information event at Fermanagh House Enniskillen for stakeholders on the 17 April 2024

Erne SH Event 17th April 24

This event provided information on recent fisheries scientific stock assessments carried out and key management actions within the Erne Catchment, covering the following topics:

Seamus Connor, Chief Fisheries Officer, DAERA


Dr Kevin Gallagher, Agri Food and Biosciences Institute NI

Status of fish stocks in Lower Lough Erne

Dr Richard Kennedy, Senior Scientific Officer, Agri Food and Biosciences Institute NI

Update on Atlantic salmon research on the Erne Catchment

Dr Michael Millane, Senior Research Officer, Inland Fisheries Ireland

Salmon stock status in Ireland and review of stocking in Erne

Tom Moran, ESB Conservation Manager & Dr Dennis Doherty, ESB Fisheries Biologist

Erne fisheries Connectivity Projects

Adele Boyd (AFBI) & Jonny McDowell (QUB)

Update on European Eel research on the Erne catchment

Dr Deirdre Quinn  N&W River Basin Manager, Northern Ireland Environment Agency

Water Quality on the Erne

The Department would like to thank stakeholders for attending the event and all speakers for providing overviews of recent scientific monitoring and management actions.

The presentations have been made available here.

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