Fenit man receives prestigious conservation award

A Fenit man has received the 2004 Central Fisheries Board Conservation Prize. The prestigious award was presented to Michael Moriarty a charter skipper who tagged and released the most species in a single angling season. Mr Moriarty skippers and owns the 33ft Lochin Corulan and fishes the inshore waters of Tralee Bay as well as the offshore marks off Kerry Head and Brandon.He ensures all marine sport fish are tagged and released. In the past 30 years, several thousand fish have been tagged and released in Tralee bay. Over 70 charter skippers and a few dedicated anglers took part in the 2004 marine sport fish tagging programme.