Salmon of knowledge: farmers have a role to play in restoring freshwater systems
Janine Kennedy
Farmers are making good changes to help improve the health of our freshwater systems, which in turn can help restore our wild fish numbers.
31 May 2023 News
Farmers ‘spoken to and not with’ – IFA
Farmers attending the EPA’s annual conference called for better engagement by policymakers.
NI farm pollution hits record low
There were 194 cases where a farm was deemed to be the source of a water pollution incident in Northern Ireland during 2022.
Kate Durrant writes: No Mow May
For Kate Durrant, “No Mow May” is a much welcome license to be lazy; while doing her bit for nature.
24 May 2023 Features
Salmon of knowledge: are fish farms to blame for lower wild salmon numbers?
While there are issues with wild salmon fresh water habitats, it is understood that the majority of salmon mortality occurs when they are in the ocean. Why is this?
24 May 2023 Features
Green watchdog to investigate DAERA
The OEP came into effect in NI in February 2022 and part of its remit is to scrutinise what public authorities do in relation to the environment.
24 May 2023 Northern Ireland
Taoiseach concerned EU nature restoration law goes ‘too far’
Meanwhile, Minister McConalogue has claimed that State land managed by agencies such as Bord na Móna and Coillte could meet all rewetting targets, if targets are reduced from the original proposal.
24 May 2023 News
Rewetting targets can be met from State-owned lands - McConalogue
The Minister for Agriculture expressed confidence that he can negotiate the flexibility to ensure no farmer will face mandatory rewetting.
22 May 2023 News
Offaly County Council investigating dumping of barley in stream
A stream almost blocked by a load of barley was reported to Offaly County Council for investigation.
20 May 2023 News
Next five years to be warmest on record – meteorologists
Farmers are set to face higher temperatures and more summer rainfall over the coming years, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
Salmon of Knowledge: what is happening to our wild salmon population?
Once a prolific presence in our freshwater systems, wild salmon numbers have dropped drastically in just a few decades.
17 May 2023 News
Glaring lack of clarity with planned 2024 EU nature law
Farmers fear that the EU's plans to pass a law before knowing how much farmland will be impacted could put the cart before the horse.
17 May 2023 News