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                                                        30 June 2009


Following the Review of Public Administration, the Fisheries Conservancy
Board (FCB) was abolished on the 1st June 2009 and its functions and staff
have transferred to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. The FCB
was the recognised representative forum for stakeholders with an interest in
the salmon and inland fisheries of Northern Ireland (except in the Loughs
Agency area).

The Department of Culture Arts and Leisure is now inviting applications for
membership of a new advisory Salmon and Inland Fisheries Forum from the
following groups: unaffiliated anglers (anglers who do not belong to the
Northern Ireland Angling Advisory Council*); Lough Neagh commercial
fishermen; fishery owners; landowners with riparian rights; and fish merchants
who are licenced to buy or sell fish.
(*The NIAAC has already been allocated places on the forum)

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate in their application form - and if
shortlisted, at interview – the extent to which they are able to satisfy the
following criteria:-
      Knowledge and Interest in Salmon and Inland Fisheries
      Ability to Review, Analyse and Evaluate
      Working in Partnership

How to Apply

An application pack can be obtained as follows:-
Telephone: 028 90515110
E-mail: susan.loughnan@dcalni.gov.uk
Website: www.dcal-fishing.gov.uk

Or by writing to: Susan Loughnan, Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure,
Level 7, Causeway Exchange, 1-7 Bedford Street, BELFAST BT2 7EG

All completed application forms should be returned in hard copy to the above
address by 4pm on 14 August 2009. CVs or faxes will not be accepted.

DCAL is committed to equality of opportunity for all individuals. Applications
are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of religious
belief, gender, disability, ethnic origin, political opinion, age, marital status,
sexual orientation or whether or not they have dependants.

Media enquiries to DCAL Press Office on 028 90 515047 or email:
press.office@dcalni.gov.uk Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press
Officer via pager number 07699 715 440 and your call will be returned.

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