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March 2012 Newsletter


Development Officers Newsletter

Ulster Angling Federation

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 March 2012.

The following meetings were attended;

1st Lisburn,  Attended the Federation Directors meeting

2nd Kilkeel, Attended Kilkeel A C general meeting.

5th Hillsborough,  Meeting of the Protection Against Wildlife crime (PAW)   poaching group to agree new poaching leaflet.

6th Belfast,  Meeting with Bluecubes Ltd to discuss new website.

12th Castledawson, Attended the “No Salmon Nets” meeting.

13th Londonderry, the Protection Against Wildlife crime (PAW)  poaching group meeting to discuss the detection figures etc.

14th Londonderry,  Attended the Loughs Agency Salmon & Inland Fisheries Focus Group.

15th Belfast,  Attended a further meeting with Bluecubes Ltd about our new website.

26th Antrim,  Attended a meeting of the Six Mile River Trust.

28th Hillsborough,  Attended a meeting to discuss the Reservoir Safety Policy which is out for consultation.

Correspondence / E-mails

Letter to D Foster of NIEA about a lack of staff to cover pollution incidents.

Letter to K Anderson of NIEA requesting a copy of their policy on weekend and hours of darkness working.

Letter to K Simpson of DCAL for a copy of the management plan for Lough Erne.

Further E-Mail to K Simpson of DCAL about the Salmon Management Policy.

Further letter to K Simpson of DCAL about the ban on the sale of rod caught salmon.

Further letter to R Flanagan Permanent Secretary of DCAL about staff policy.

Further letter to K Simpson about the Salmon Management Plan.

Further letter to K Anderson of NIEA about staffing levels.

Discussions with  

M Shortt to give him details of the Ministers proposals for the North Coast nets and catch and release by anglers.

J Kane of DCAL about the lane being blocked at the Garvery River car park.


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
It has come to the attention of the Federation that the court service are applying the charge of £100 for the appointment or renewal of Private Water Bailiffs. These charges are in line with the guidelines however in the interim clubs should make one application for all renewals and appointments in this way clubs will then only be charged the one fee. The Federation hope to take the matter up with various authorities in the coming months.

Annual Maintenance
Rivers Agency has produced their annual maintenance programme for 2012/13. This is available to view on their website at: http://www.dardni.gov.uk/riversagency/index/flood-defence/rivers-agency-annual-watercourse-maintenance-programme.htm Each club should check to see if they will be effected. Cds containing the list of proposed works and the environmental scoping can be provided on request from Rivers Agency.

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 Assistant Secretary at the following: -
diannearchibald@yahoo.co.uk

UAF Diary – March 2012

Wk

Date

Day

Type

Item

Time

Location

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

1 Mar

Thu

Meeting - UAF

Ulster Angling Fedration Directors

7.45 pm

Lisburn

 

 

1 Mar

Thu

Conference

Judicial Review law changes

9.30 am

Belfast

RM

 

2 Mar

Fri

Consultation Submission

Dungiven – Derry Road

5.00 pm

Internet

JH

 

2 Mar

Fri

Meeting

Kilkeel Club

7.30 pm

Kilkeel

RM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

5 Mar

Mon

Meeting

Protection Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) Group; Poaching

10.00 am

H’Brough

RM

 

7 Mar

Wed

Meeting

UAF website

1.00 pm

Belfast

GH RM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

12 Mar

Mon

Meeting

No to Salmon Nets

7.30 pm

C’Dawsn

RM

 

13 Mar

Tue

Meeting

Protection Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) Group

11.00 am

Derry

RM

 

13 Mar

Tue

Consultation Submission

DARD Alien Species & Aquaculture Regulations

5.00 pm

Internet

RM

 

14 Mar

Wed

Consultation Submission

Cost of Judicial Review

5.00 pm

Internet

JH

 

14 Mar

 

Wed

Meeting

Loughs Agency Salmon and Environment Focus Group

6.30 pm

Prehen

RM JH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

20 Mar

Tue

Consultation Submission; Draft to Clubs

NIEA Guidance on Hydroelectric Schemes

5.00 pm

Internet

JH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

26 Mar

Mon

Meeting

Sixmilewater River Trust

 

Antrim

RM

 

27 Mar

Tue

Meeting - UAF

UAF update; Chairman & Dev. Off

1.00 pm

Belfast

RM JH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 Mar

Wed

Meeting

Seminar on the Reservoir Safety Bill

9.00 am

H’Brough

RM

 

30 Mar

Fri

Consultation Submission

NIEA Guidance on Hydroelectric Schemes

5.00 pm

Internet

JH

 

30 Mar

Fri

Consultation Submission 

Upper Bann Gilford Castle hydroelectric scheme   To NIEA 

5.00 pm

Internet

JH

 

30 Mar

Fri

Consultation Submission 

Upper Bann Gilford Castle hydroelec scheme   To Planning Service

5.00 pm

Internet

JH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In the last column;  RM  denotes  Robbie Marshall  Development Officer
JH  denotes  Jim Haughey   Chairman
GH  denotes  Gary Houston  Director
AK  denotes  Allan Kilgore  Secretary

Background research work on the following: -

Hydroelectric schemes; it is vital that clubs monitor developments in their area. Whilst the Federation are not opposed to all hydroelectric schemes, it is apparent that Licence conditions being applied by NIEA will not be sufficient to protect rivers, and need to be improved.

Efforts are continuing to end all salmon sea netting in the old FCBNI area, and in the Foyle area.
The Federation continue to press NIEA for an improvement to their Water Framework Directive
proposals to protect water quality in NI.

The issue of illegal netting on Lough Neagh has been the subject of considerable effort by the Federation and this work continues.

Catchment Stakeholder Group Meetings
We list below the next round of Water Framework Directive Catchment Stakeholder Group meetings. It is important that clubs attend these meetings to learn about pollution and other matters in your catchment.

Catchment Stakeholder Group

Catchment Management Officer

Next Stakeholder Meeting

Time

Venue

Belfast Lough and Lagan

Jo Campbell

10 May 2012

7 – 9 pm

Community Room at Hillsborough Courthouse

Bush and Glens

Devina Park

25 April 2012

7 – 9 pm

Cushendall District Development

 Group, Mill Street, Cushendall

Carlingford and Mourne

Greg McCleary

15 May 2012

7 – 9 pm

Ballybot House, Newry

Erne and Melvin

Deirdre Spillane

24 May 2012

7 – 9 pm

Enniskillen Town Hall

Lower Foyle

Joanne Livingstone

24 April 2012

7 – 9 pm

Roe Valley Hospital, Limavady

Lower Neagh Bann

Gerry Wilson

9 May 2012

7 – 9 pm

Ballymena North Business Centre, Cushendall Road, Ballymena

Strangford and Lecale

Aideen Kelly

2 May 2012

7 – 9 pm

Lisbarnett and Lisbane

 Community Association

Upper Foyle

Diane Arthur

18 April 2012

7 – 9 pm

Ardstraw Primary School, Ardstraw

Upper Neagh Bann

Eileen Mallon

23 May 2012

7 – 9 pm

Clonoe Community Centre,

 Coalisland


 

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