Edward McNamara angling to save Shannon salmon from extinction

first_imgBirdwatch Ireland Limerick and conservation of species Edward McNamara clearing the the river outside of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ along the Shannon riverbank.Photo: Cian ReinhardtEdward McNamara has been angling on the Shannon River for the past 60 years and still uses the hut from where he started his lifetime passion on the riverbank at Plassey.He has seen the river transform over the last half century and believes it has reached a critical point for the sustainability of salmon fishing in the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We used to breed salmon in Plassey, but now it is unsustainable. They dammed off Plassey when they built the Ardnacrusha Power Station and the Parteen Weir. Now we have to use Birdhill, where they are breeding salmon and letting them off into the waters.“But when all the overflowing water comes down from the Parteen Weir and Ardnacrusha all the fish are washed away as it flows through Plassey,” he told the Limerick Post.“The Shannon is supposed to be the best river for salmon in Ireland but the ESB and Inland Fisheries Ireland are not treating it well. I want the fisheries managers to come out of their offices and look after the Shannon, the way they should.” Garda investigation launched into death of woman outside Limerick Print Advertisement The ESB are responsible for this section of the Shannon and have acknowledged the difficulty in sustaining salmon levels in the region.A spokesperson said: “Salmon spawning activity may be naturally compromised, also the flooding event of the past season represents a natural event, which is irrespective of the presence of ESB installations.”A spokesperson for Inland Fisheries Ireland said that they had an enforcement and conservation role in this area, ensuring that Wild Salmon stocks and other fish species are protected.“Inland Fisheries Ireland is ensuring the protection of the vulnerable wild salmon stock through conservation measures such as restricting salmon angling where they are below conservation limits, providing advice to anglers on methods of angling, providing an environmental remit on any planning developments on or near the river, water quality inspections and carrying out surveys to estimate the numbers of fish available in the catchments,” the spokesperson explained.However Mr McNamara said they still aren’t doing enough to save the Shannon salmon stocks. He also maintains that money collected from allowing foreign companies to use the river, competitions and license fees needs to be put back into river.“If this river is going to be kept the way it used to be, they need to come out of their offices, take off their coats and look after the river,” Mr McNamara said. Edward McNamara clearing the the river outside of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ along the Shannon riverbank. Photo: Cian Reinhardt Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick athlete James Quinlan rows on to double goldNext articleTen years of Bad Reputation Ireland Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emailcenter_img NewsEdward McNamara angling to save Shannon salmon from extinctionBy Staff Reporter – August 3, 2017 1849 Headrace: A cautionary tale from Theme Tune Boy Twitter Fisheries Officers wanted to protect and develop fisheries resource in Limerick Young Limerick anglers learn how to cast at free fishing event Linkedin TAGSanglingArdnacrushaconservationfishingPlasseysalmonShannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Blocked river access is threatening Limerick’s fishing heritagelast_img read more

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Watch Jimmy Herring And The Invisible Whip Tear Up Miles Davis’s “Black Satin” With Ranjit Barot

first_imgSince mid-July, Jimmy Herring has been on a tear with his latest project, Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip. The band is composed of Herring’s former Aquarium Rescue Unit bandmate, drummer Jeff Sipe, in addition to Jason Crosby on Wurlitzer and Rhodes, Kevin Scott on bass, and Matt Slocum on B3 Organ and clavinet. Making use of his newfound availability during Widespread Panic’s current touring lull this year, the exceptional guitarist’s new ensemble has a heavy touring schedule spanning through to December, with the act join forces with John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension for a late fall tour dubbed Meeting of the Spirits in November.EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Herring Talks New Band, This Year’s Losses, And The Unknown Future Of PanicAs Herring has previously noted in an interview with Live For Live Music, The Invisible Whip is focused on pulling from Herring’s work on previous records as well as new material and covers of well-loved artists by the band. Eschewing traditional genre classifications, he noted, “This thing is leaning towards — well, I don’t want to call it jazz. It’s definitely going to have elements of jazz, more so than the other bands that I typically will play in, just because there’s no vocals. And all of us as musicians love jazz, so there’s going to be some leanings towards that. It’ll still be rock though. It’s instrumental, so I guess that’s what its going to be. Instrumental, blues, rock, jazz, funk, American roots music with improvisation leaning toward the unknown.”Recently, the band released a new video via its Facebook of a live cover of Miles Davis’s “Black Satin” off his 1972 record, On The Corner. In the video, The Invisible Whip is joined by Ranjit Barot from John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension on drums, previewing what may be in store for audiences when the two acts meet up later in the fall for their joint tour. You can check out the video shot by Dillon Fries below. [Photo: Christian Stewart]last_img read more

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