Moy Catchment Association radio

Tommy Marren Show Tue 25 April

Catch up on the latest news from the Moy Catchment Association on Tuesday 25 April @ 9:30 when Tommy Marren will interview Gary Smyth and LAWCO officer Mike Kane.

Moy Catchment Association Official Launch Wednesday 30th November 2016

In attendance was Mick Kane who is the new community waters officer with Mayo Local Authority (LAWCO)

Background

The Moy Catchment Association represents clubs, fishery owners and anglers on the Moy Catchment area who are committed to working or in partnership with communities in the Moy Valley, with Government at local and national level. With others who have an interest in improving the ecology, fisheries and wildlife of the whole area.

Moy Catchment Association Objectives are:

  • Involving local communities in the Moy Valley in the regeneration of the catchment area, raising their awareness of the water environment, its wildlife, salmon and trout stocks and its ecology through a programme of education, training and special events.
  • Developing a self-sustaining River association in the west of Ireland as the focal point for community-led monitoring, protection and promotion of rivers and the recreational and educational benefits they can offer to the local community and visiting tourists.
  • Promoting the conservation and recovery of the Moy Catchment salmon stock- salmon being a ‘feature’ for which the River Moy basin has been designated as a candidate Special Area* of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), Annexe 2 of which categorises the Atlantic Salmon as a ‘protected species’.
  • Increasing recreational and tourist angling on the river via community-led promotional and tourist-support activities underpinning the work of the local Tourism Authority and the Western Regional Fisheries Board.