The launch of a special publication on Ireland's threatened freshwater
Chairperson – Alan McGurdy, Eastern Regional Fisheries Board CEO and IFM
1.30 pm - Opening Launch - Pat the Cope Gallagher, T.D. - Marine
Minister: Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources
1.45 pm – Ireland's most threatened freshwater fishes - What is it all
Fran Igoe, Irish Char Conservation Group.
2.00. pm - Freshwater fish conservation in Ireland. What needs to be
Mike Fitzsimons, Shannon Regional Fisheries Board.
2.15 pm – Open discussion
2.30 pm - Tea and coffee
3.00 pm. Brown trout biodiversity in Ireland – origins, conservation,
and fisheries management. Andy Ferguson & Paulo Prodöhl – Queens
3.40 pm. Ferox trout and Arctic char - the predator, its prey and the
Ron Greer, Natural Resources Institute, Scotland.
4.20 pm. From edge to edge - diversity, ecology, and threats to
circumpolar Arctic char lakes. Johan Hammar, Freshwater Institute
5.00 pm - Reception and discussion
15th June 2005
Location: Royal Irish Academy,
19 Dawson Street,
Advance booking is advisable as places may be limited