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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Stressed social worker wins £140,000 compensation

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Stressed social worker wins £140,000 compensationOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today A council’s failure to listen forced a residential social worker to retirefrom stress-relates illnessA former residential social worker with Worcestershire County Council whowas forced to retire after developing a stress-related illness through work haswon £140,000 compensation. Thelma Conway had worked for the council for 20 years and was backed in herlegal action by Unison. Conway began work as a residential social worker at a home for people withlearning difficulties in Redditch in July 1994 and subsequently blew thewhistle on bad management practices. Her manager resigned after aninvestigation, after which there was an 18-month period with various actingmanagers in charge. In September 1996, Conway was put in sole charge of the home but received noadditional training and was working up to 80 hours a week. This led her tobecome depressed. Social services inspectors recommended the home needed a permanentexperienced manager, but the council failed to act. Conway took 45 days off sick in the year before finally leaving for goodbecause of ill-health in February 1998 and retiring in December 1999. The council admitted liability and her settlement was based on the injuryshe suffered, claims for loss of earnings, loss of pension, medical treatmentand retraining costs. Hugh Robertson, head of health and safety at Unison, said the Conway casehighlighted the need for employers to stop thinking of OH departments as aperipheral part of their organisation. Appropriate OH intervention could havenipped the case in the bud, he argued. “An OH department needs to be linked to the ability to intervene in theemployers’ working practices.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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A fond adieu to Dr. Barry Elkind

first_imgTo the Editor:Bayonne is blessed to have so many doctors that take care of so many people for all different reasons. Well, I am one of them who have so many wonderful doctors! Now, I was just informed that one of these doctors will be retiring soon and I had to let him know just how much my husband and I, and so many others, will miss him! First and foremost, Dr. Barry Elkind is such a wonderful doctor that makes sure his patients are always taken care of. He makes sure that they are doing what they have to do to take care of themselves. He makes sure that they are checked and that they are in good health concerning their hearts. He took care of my husband for his heart many times and saved his life many times. He and Dr. Hefferen, who is such a caring doctor as well, make sure that their patients stay in good shape and are feeling good and that they come in to be checked to make sure they are following what they are supposed to do concerning their medications. So, on that note, as far as my husband and I feel, they are doctors that go the extra mile to ensure their patients are feeling well and are in healthy condition!Now, Dr. Elkind, it is time for you will to look forward to your retirement. For me, my husband, and many others, you will be missed and never forgotten! Sal and I wish you and your family life’s best because you were one of the best. We also wish you and your lovely family sunny days and many smiles as well as the Yankees winning every game they play! We hope you relax and enjoy each day with smiles and good health and of course a nice box of chocolate candy by your side when you once again sit down and cheer for the Yankees! May God bless you and your beautiful family and remember one day to sit and listen to a Frank Sinatra album and you will realize that the last voice you hear singing should be his, and you will be one of his favorite fans. Trust me. Sal and I will miss you big time and the very best to you and your beautiful and loving family! Go Yankees!LINDA and SAL GUSTOSOlast_img read more

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Chelsea: It’s business as usual

first_imgChelsea insisted Thursday was just another normal day at Stamford Bridge after Rafael Benitez’s rant at the Blues support and his title of interim manager. Press Association Sport understands Benitez was set to take training at the club’s Cobham base on Thursday morning and, at this stage, expected to be in charge for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom. Benitez’s comments seemed unlikely to go down well with owner Roman Abramovich, although the Spaniard seemed unconcerned as he stated he would be leaving the club at the end of the season. Benitez said on Wednesday night: “I have a title. Someone decided the title would be ‘interim’. Why? Just in case? If they want to blame me for everything that is wrong and then they say, ‘We will put interim just in case’, fine, that is your decision. “I don’t agree, but it’s your decision and now everybody has to take responsibility. If we are in the Champions League, I will be the happiest man in the world. “But next year, I will leave anyway because I have finished my contract, so they (his critics) don’t need to be worried about me. What they have to do is concentrate on supporting the team. I have a contract until the end of the season, that’s it, so they don’t need to be worried about me.” Benitez insisted the Chelsea fans who once again chanted against him at the Riverside Stadium were in the minority, but urged them to look at the bigger picture. He said: “It’s a team in transition – they don’t realise. In the past, we had (Didier) Drogba, (Michael) Essien, (Salomon) Kalou. These players, it was a very strong squad, players with experience in the Premier League. It’s a time of transition. But they don’t realise it was a time of transition when I came here.” Press Associationcenter_img Benitez launched an impassioned monologue following the holders’ 2-0 FA Cup win at Middlesbrough on Wednesday night, which set up a quarter-final tie with Manchester United. His criticism sparked suggestions his tenure in caretaker charge could come to an end as soon as Thursday, rather than as scheduled at the end of season. A Chelsea spokesperson said: “It’s business as usual.” last_img read more

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