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Call for conservation area to protect ray species in Fenit

Dec 5, 2021 17:12 By radiokerrynews
Call for conservation area to protect ray species in Fenit Call for conservation area to protect ray species in Fenit
Sinn Féin Kerry County Cllr Deirdre Ferris. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/Mail : [email protected] Web Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie ALL IMAGES ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT ©
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A Tralee Municipal District councillor says a conservation programme should be established in Fenit to protect the ray and skate species found in the waters there.

Sinn Fein Cllr Deirdre Ferris told the monthly Tralee MD meeting that a collaborative programme should be introduced to protect younger rays and ensure the breeding ground is protected.

She says some anglers are overfishing the species and awareness is needed of what can be taken from the sea.

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Councillor Cathal Foley noted that there were many responsible anglers who were well aware of unique situation in Tralee Bay and operate a catch and release system.

Kerry County Council said the matter could be raised with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority and Inland Fisheries Ireland.

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