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October 14


Ulster Angling Federation

    

    

    

Development Officers Newsletter

         

For information purposes of all affiliated members.

Could Secretaries please arrange to forward this to all members via e-mail and post it on their Association noticeboard.

 

 

Compiled by Robbie Marshall, Development Officer for the period 1st to 31st October 2014.

 

The following meetings were attended;

 

 

2nd   Lisburn, Attended the monthly Directors meeting.

 

4th Ballymena,  Attended River Maine Trust open day.

 

10th Carrickfergus, attended meeting with Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson regarding Fracking and Salmon Farming.

 

10th Ballyclare,  With Chairman attended meeting with DUP MLA Paul Girvan regarding Fracking and Salmon Farming.

 

14th,  Derry, Chairman attended meeting of the Loughs Agency Advisory Forum.

 

15th Ballymena, With Chairman attended meeting with TUV MLA Jim Allister regarding Fracking and Salmon Farming.

 

20th Stormont,  attended meeting  with SDLP MLA Alex Attwood regarding Fracking and Salmon Farming.

 

21st Templepatrick,  With Chairman attended a seminar by IBIS on the scientific research fishery projects being carried out with the Loughs Agency.

 

22nd Belfast, Meeting with Seamus Connor of DCAL Inland Fisheries Group to discuss the Lough Erne Management Plan, the proposed Reservoirs Bill, and other issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd Belfast, Chairman attended a meeting with a Queens University student to discuss a dissertation paper on hydroelectricity in NI.

 

 

22nd Drumbo,  Attending a meeting of the poaching sub group of Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW).

 

24th Dungannon, Chairman attended a meeting with Sport NI and the Ulster Coarse Fishing Federation to discuss potential grant aid under the ‘Active Clubs’ initiative.

 

29th Ballyclare,  Visited the Six Mile Water river following the discovery of a fish kill.

 

29th Cushendall,  With Chairman and Federation Directors  Madelaine Kelly, Tom Lavelle, and Roy Simpson, attended the public meeting to discuss the introduction of additional salmon farming cages in Red Bay, Co. Antrim.

 

30th Belfast, Meeting with Judith Bankhead (Rivers Agency) about work on the river Lagan.

 

 

 

Correspondence / E-mails .

 

E-Mail to Michelle O’Neill DARD Minister about fracking at Woodburn forest.

 

E-Mail to Seamus Connor DCAL about in river works carried out by Rivers Agency.

 

E-Mail to Judith Bankhead Rivers Agency about the weir removal on Ballymoney Burn.

 

E-Mail to Wendy Craig of NIEA about an outstanding response from July relating to a pollution incident in Ballymena.

 

Letter to Derrygonnelly A C looking e-mail information.

 

E-mail to Fred Henderson following a request through the website e-mail for clubs he wished to try and join.

 

Submission sent on behalf of the UAF by e-mail to Waterways Ireland before the commencement of a Heritage and Biodiversity plan for waters under their care.

 

10th October; submission via NI Environment Link  regarding DRDNI  Draft Long Term Water Strategy  for Northern Ireland 2014 - 2039

 

31st October; submission to NI Environment Agency regarding a hydroelectric scheme on the River Roe; AIL/2013/0019   Mr Declan McNicholl, 11 Peters Road, Dungiven.

 

 

Discussions with                   

 

Director Alan Ettie about forthcoming coaching course.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
NOTICE FOR CLUB SECRETARIES

 

Poaching

Please ensure any potential poaching issues or information is forwarded to the Federation Development Officer as set out in the forms re-issued in July 11.

 

Private Water Bailiffs (PWB)

Please see recent e-mail, clubs may claim back court expenses from DCAL for up to 5 PWB. This is backdated from 1st April 2013.

 

Slurry Spreading

As you may be aware the closed season for slurry spreading began on the 16th October until 31st January any breach of this directive should be reported on the pollution hotline 0800 80 70 60

 

 

Development Officer: Mr Robbie Marshall,

Mobile: 07713 652773

E-Mail: rob_f_marshall@hotmail.com

 

 

Anyone wishing to receive this Newsletter and other correspondence by email, please provide an email address to our Chairman at the following: -jim_haughey@yahoo.co.uk

 

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