Programme of Measures - Fisheries - 2009

Date published: 14 December 2009

Many fish species in inland and transitional (estuarine) waters support commercial and recreational fisheries. The commercial fisheries for salmon, trout, eels and pollan have declined in recent years and although angling remains a major participation sport in Northern Ireland, catches are becoming more variable. Species most sensitive to impacts on their habitats, such as salmon and char are currently under pressure whilst a major decline in eel recruitment to the coast is a real concern.

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