NUMBER OF THE MONTH
That’s the length in miles (14,055 metres) of illegal fishing nets seized by Inland Fisheries Ireland last year. In all, 301 nets were confiscated as well as 647 items of illegal fishing equipment. IFI “inspected” 35,630 recreational anglers while conducting 31,000 patrols. The agency patrolled using boats, kayaks, quad-bikes, bicycles, cars and on foot, using night-vision and thermal-imaging scopes.