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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Stone leaves legacy of hearts touched in community

first_img Published 3:00 am Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Email the author You Might Like Gun theft puts weapons in the hands of criminals With gun violence at “probably the highest it’s ever been in Alabama,” gun theft is a serious issue according to… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Otis Stone was the personification of a community servant.For 18 years, he volunteered three days a week with WTBF and shared with the community the joyous occasions of birthdays and anniversaries, said Tammy Powell, also a volunteer with the radio station.“Otis took those calls and he enjoyed talking with the people who called and they enjoyed sharing those wonderful times with him,” Powell said. “Otis was such a sweet, thoughtful person. He would go out of his way to do for others. He would bring biscuits to the station in the mornings so we could have an early breakfast. He was thoughtful and kind in so many ways and, what he did, he did out of the goodness of his heart. Otis had a kind, loving and caring heart.” By Jaine Treadwell “That is your legacy on this Earth when you leave this Earth: how many hearts you touched.”Surely, Pattie Davis was thinking of Otis Stone when she wrote those words.There is no way to know how many hearts Otis Stone touched and many hearts were deeply saddened to learn of Stone’s death on Monday. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Black said Stone was known as the Exchange Club’s “onion man.”“Otis knew how good those sweet Vidalia onions were and wanted everybody to get to enjoy them,” Black said with a chuckle. “He would bring onions to the station for people to pick up. The Vidalia onion sale was club’s main fundraiser and Otis saw the good that came from it and worked hard to make the onion sale a success, year after year.”Dennis Griffith, Troy Exchange Club president, said Stone was an inspirational and valiant member.“He taught us many lessons that we have passed on,” Griffith said. “We adopted a lot of his ideas. He was instrumental in the efforts to build the Miracle Field playground. He served our club as president and was also on the district board. He made may contributions to our club and our community.”Stone worked hard to get the Exchange Club’s Freedom Shrines into the schools. The shrines include the most important and historic American documents.Stone was a great American patriot. He served in the United States Navy and transferred to the Air Force to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the fast-moving computer technology of the time.Kim May, Pike County Salvation Army director, said Stone was an 11-year member of the Salvation Army’s advisory board.“Otis always did everything asked of him and more,” May said. “He was a Red Kettle sponsor and he would also ring the bell. He supported our other programs including the Angel Tree, camp stew sales and Empty Bowls. When something needed to be done, Otis was willing.Stone was also a dedicated and active member of American Legion Post 70 in Troy, said Bob McLendon, Post commander. “He honored our veterans and our country with his presence at patriotic celebrations.“Otis was one of those people that meant a lot to any organization he was affiliated with,” McLendon said. “Otis would jump right in and do whatever needed to be done. He held several offices including Post commander and, most recently, he was the chaplain.“We are all going to miss Otis because he was a good friend and a dedicated community servant. Otis Stone was the most valuable member of any organization he was in because of his commitment and his willingness to do whatever needed to be done. He did everything right and in the right spirit.” Stone leaves legacy of hearts touched in community Latest Stories Print Article Powell said Stone loved his friends and his family.“Otis was a good daddy and granddaddy. He recently walked his granddaughter down the aisle to be married and was so proud to have that honor,” Powell said. “He had lost a daughter and granddaughter in the last few years but, even through those deeply sad times, he never stopped caring about and doing for others.”Powell said Stone’s wife Lucy was the love of his life and his recent focus had been to spend more time taking care of her.Ralph Black, WTBF, said, too, that Stone was an asset to the station and the community.“He was a faithful volunteer and looked forward to sharing good news with the community and to being a part of the community,” Black said. “Otis didn’t just volunteer at the radio station, he was actively involved in the Troy Exchange Club, the American Legion and the Salvation Army, and of course his church, First Baptist of Troy where he taught Sunday school and held other positions.”last_img read more

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US-based golfers make massive donation of gear to GGA

first_imgTHE Guyana Golf Association (GGA) announced that several hundred golf clubs and other equipment were part of a contribution to the development of the sport in Guyana from Bob Maibusch, owner of Pine Grove Springs Golf Course in New Hampshire, USA. Maibusch was contacted by GGA president Aleem Hussain. According to the president, the foreign pro golfer readily agreed to assist in the growth of the game; especially in light of the recent attention being given by women and children since the opening of the Nexgen Golf Academy & Driving Range.Bob and his daughter are heavily involved in the teaching, designing and operations of Golf courses around the United States andPro golfer and owner of Pine Grove Springs Golf Course in New Hampshire, USA, Bob Maibuschinstantly agreed to partner with the GGA in his words “for the love of the game”.Recently a number of clubs, balls, and other pieces of equipment were collected and shipped through the sterling efforts of Aleena and Bill Knight of New York and is expected to arrive in Guyana by month-end.Hussain said that the equipment was much needed and would supplement the previous sets contributed by Danny Ramnarain and Anwar ‘Buddy’ Shaffie, Colin Ming, and the Shafura Hussain Foundation over the past few months.“With the help of so many people, we are now in a strong position to provide equipment, balls and training for hundreds of students and newcomers to the sport,” said Hussain.Hussain said that the move also plays a role in golf development as recent talks with Sport Minister Charles Ramson Jr were fruitful. According to Hussain the minister acknowledged that golf is one of the sports which allow for social distancing, but at the same time still creates a fun outdoor atmosphere, especially for children who have their extracurricular lives halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.The Academy & Driving Range on Woolford Avenue is open from 08:00hrs to 17:00hrs daily with accommodation being provided for up to 20 persons per hour in accordance with social-distancing requirements. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

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