Inland Fisheries Ireland -Public Consultation

Western River Basin District Bye law – Definition of the upstream and downstream boundaries of the Cong Canal/River

Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking submissions from interested parties in relation to a proposal to introduce a bye law defining the upstream and downstream boundaries of the Cong Canal/River in the Western River Basin District.

The proposal currently under consideration is to request the Minister to introduce a bye law which would clearly define the upstream boundary between Lough Mask and the Cong Canal and the downstream boundary between the Cong River and Lough Corrib. The purpose of the proposed bye law is to enable the effective enforcement of legislation governing the open angling seasons for trout and salmon on the Cong Canal/River as these differ from the open seasons for these species on Loughs Corrib and Mask.

                If considered necessary, Inland Fisheries Ireland may decide to arrange a public consultation meeting on either or both of the proposed bye laws. All submissions must be received in writing and will be published on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website www.fisheriesireland.ie

Submissions should be marked “Public consultation - Cong Canal/River” and be submitted by post to: The Director, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Teac Breac, Earl’s Island, Galway or alternatively by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Public Consultation period will run for 4 weeks and the closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm on Thursday 11th August 2016.

Please be aware that all submissions received by IFI will be published on its website. In addition IFI is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1997 and therefore has to consider any request made to it under that Act.

If you consider that any part of your submission would be subject to any of the statutory exclusions under that Act please so indicate in your submission, specifying under which exemption you believe the content should be excluded.

IFI will make every effort to comply fully with the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 and the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.