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Three Donegal rivers that were closed to wild salmon fishing will be open in the New Year. They are the Eske and Owenwee in Ballyshannon Fishery District and the Tullaghobegley river in the Letterkenny District. The will now become ‘catch and release’ rivers from January 1st. Two other rivers on…

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a Fish & Film competition to encourage young people to spread the word about fishing. Junior fishing clubs, youth clubs, projects and centres in the northwest are invited to apply to the competition by taking film footage of their fishing adventures and promoting it online.…

It’s been a busy week in the European Parliament with a major debate on Brexit this morning dominating headlines as report in our news earlier. But this week as well the issue of supertrawlers was raised again at a European level. It’s an issue of some concern in the North…

Independent Donegal TD Thomas Pringle is hoping to see a return to pre-2012 social welfare measures for seasonal workers in South Donegal. The minister for social protection Leo Varadkar has said a report is being undertaken looking at the impact the eligibility criteria of social welfare payments is having on…

A Donegal TD says supertrawlers off the coast of Donegal are threatening the livelihood of small fishermen in the area. Independent TD Thomas Pringle says the problem of these mainly Dutch trawlers destroying the lobster and crab pots and other gear belonging to local fishermen is becoming an annual event.…

A Donegal TD has described the latest talks on fish quotas in Brussels as a ‘mixed bag’ for the north west. Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Marine & Fisheries, Pat the Cope Gallagher says the 2017 fishing quotas agreed last night in Brussels reveal some sectors are loosing while others are…