National Salmon Life Centre to finally go ahead?

National Salmon Life Centre coming to Ballina? Pic: Ballina.ie

The long-mooted proposal to develop a National Salmon Life Centre in Ballina is back on the agenda.

Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin has issued a statement saying a meeting of stakeholders took place,

“The meeting involved management from Mayo County Council, Inland Fisheries Ireland, The Marine Institute and Ballina Chamber of Commerce, and was very positive and encouraging. I want to thank everyone for making it very constructive.”

“The general consensus was to keep the life cycle of the salmon at the heart of the project but to expand on the interpretive centre concept to include the natural heritage and landscape of north Mayo.

“The centre could be a key to unlocking an understanding of the dynamics that have created our natural physical environment and our flora and fauna in our region through a technologically interactive educational experience.”

Now the county council have taken up the baton again it is hoped that government funding will be forthcoming as Ballina looks to place itself as the ‘Salmon Capital of Ireland’.