The Carra Mask Corrib Water Protection Group was set up in early 2000 by the anglers of the Great Western Lakes, Carra, Mask and Corrib. This was done in a direct response to the very obvious decline in water quality on these lakes and the resulting loss in worthwhile fishing. The Group is set up as a limited company with a Board of Directors and has an office in Headford, Co Galway, which is staffed by a CEO and administration staff.
The Group deal with a large variety
of water quality issues affecting, or likely to affect the water quality
of the catchment. The Group in conjunction with the angling clubs and
Federations keep a watching brief on developments and licenses that have
potential to impact water quality.
1. Be the focal point for water quality issues impacting the catchment.
2. To take specific, urgent action when water quality is deemed to be at risk due to breach of legislation or the development of unauthorised programmes or events.
3. To review, discuss and provide feedback on all EU and National environmental legislation.
4. To monitor the implementation of all environmental practices impacting water quality and take all necessary action to ensure compliance.
5. To lobby politicians and Local Authority personnel to ensure water quality issues remain high on their agenda.
6. To increase public awareness and
participation in water quality awareness programmes.