Summer Day this year will be at the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-operative at Toomebridge on 14th June. We have an excellent day planned, starting with an introduction to the eel fishery by the Chairman, Pat Close. We will then tour the facilities and hear more about the history of the fishery and some of the complexities of the sector. Our guest speaker for the day is Conor Dolan. As a Parasitologist at AFBI he is involved in eel health and welfare. Conor is a second year PHD student and has received an award for his presentation on the sustainable management of Lough Neagh eels. This industry-focussed project is the first to be funded by the Lough Neagh Fisherman’s Co-operative Society. He will also be discussing the link between Brexit and eels. After our tour of the Fishery we will make our way to the WhiteRiver hotel next door to enjoy a delicious 3 course meal and yes, there is eel on the menu for those eager to try it. In planning the day, some VetNI staff had a sneak preview – its going to be a fascinating day!
To find out more about our ‘Eel day’ have a look at our flyer here!
To book your place (only registered delegates allowed on the day) send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org