Operation Silver Fin launches in Co. Fermanagh

The net is closing in on fish poachers as ‘Operation Silver Fin’ is launched in Co. Fermanagh. Police in Fermanagh have teamed up with the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Inland Fisheries, Loughs Agency and An Garda Siochana along with other partners from the Partnership Action Against Wildlife Crime as part of an operation to target illegal fishing.

It focuses on encouraging the public to report suspected fish poaching to the appropriate agency, enforcing fishing regulations and increasing awareness of the legislation surrounding fishing and the importance of protecting fish stocks.

As a pro-active member of the PAW NI Fin sub-group, CAI fully supports Operation Silver and CAI’s Development Officer, Gary McCartney, attended yesterday’s launch.

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