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Christmas Bonus In Rewards For Reporting Tagged Irish Sea Cod

24th December 2017
Christmas Bonus In Rewards For Reporting Tagged Irish Sea Cod

#Fishing - Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute reminds that the rewards for reporting tagged Irish Sea cod have been increased.

Earlier this year it was reported that the project would award €25 for every cod captured with a red tag, and €75 for cod with a blue, pink or yellow tag.

But now every 20th fish returned to the Celtic Seas Cod Tagging Project will net an additional €1,000 bonus.

To claim the reward, fishermen must retain the whole un-gutted fish with tags intact and store it on ice.

Collection of tagged cod and the related award can be arrived by calling the number on the tag or contacting +353 91387200 (in ROI) or +44 1502524526 (in UK).

Claimants must also be sure to also record the following details:

  • Colour and reference number of the tags.
  • Date of recovery.
  • Position of recovery (latitude and longitude).
  • Number of baskets and size details (small, medium or large) of other cod in the catch.

As previously reported on, the Irish fishing fleet’s quota for cod and other whitefish will substantially increase for 2018 after a period of sustained recovery.

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MacDara Conroy

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