Primary school students are being asked to design a poster that encourages greater conservation of Ireland’s native fish. The competition is part of the ‘Something Fishy’ educational programme which gets underway this month.
Open to fifth and sixth class pupils, the winning posters will be used as part of an awareness campaign to promote the ‘catch, photo and release’ method of angling. Under this approach, a fish caught is quickly photographed and returned safely back into the water.
As a result, greater numbers of fish can be conserved in rivers, lakes and around coastlines, putting less pressure on fish populations and boosting biodiversity.