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Open Day at Hatchery 19 August 2003

The Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry's Fish Hatchery at Cornaa, Maughold is to hold an Open Day on the afternoon of the 27th August 2003.

The event will be opened at 2pm by the Minister for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, John Rimington MHK, and will be an opportunity for the public to learn first hand about the work of the Freshwater Fisheries Section in developing and protecting the fisheries of the Island.

There will be the chance to join in a guided tour of the fish farm to see what is involved in rearing rainbow trout, which are ultimately stocked into several of the reservoirs for angling purposes. The various techniques and methods used by the Section to monitor the native fish populations across the Island's rivers, including electric-fishing, will be demonstrated, and staff will be on hand throughout the afternoon to discuss fisheries issues with anyone who may be interested.

Following the Open Day, the Hatchery will be open to visitors every Wednesday during the Summer and Easter school holidays, from 10am until 4pm.

All members of the press and public are invited to come along on the 27th August to learn more about fishing and freshwater fisheries on the Isle of Man.

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