On this edition, draft net fishermen describe their attempts to preserve an Irish fishing tradition that is hundreds of years old they say.
The March edition of the MARITIME IRELAND RADIO SHOW & PODCAST has been issued to Community Radio Stations around the country and on Podcasts – Apple, Spotify, Mixcloud and other outlets. There are a wide variety of storylines and items, ranging from the draft net fishermen who fear that their hundreds years old tradition is being wiped out. The fisherman who talks to me, Jack Howard at Passage West, a historic Cork Harbour maritime town, is frank and blunt about the situation. There are other draft net fisheries around Ireland.What about a diving career in the maritime sector? That is offered on the programme. We hear questions raised by an international shipping voice about Dublin Port’s attitude towards cruise liners and a Fisheries Officer asks why there is not more control on super trawlers fishing in Irish waters. These are just some of the items on the hour-long programme which also from the offshore islands and analyses the effects of the Russian naval exercises in Irish waters on marine life. And we take a trip around Ireland with the Naval Service,, noting the maritime history, recalled in a poem written by a serving officer in the Navyand read by actress Niamh Cusack.
Do tune in and your views on maritime matters are always very welcome.