- Category: Public Consultation
Sea Trout Policy Development
Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched a public consultation to make recommendations which will contribute to development of a national sea trout policy.
Sea trout has significant economic and cultural importance in Ireland with potential for further development. This potential, allied to major concerns about the decline of sea trout in some systems nationally, demand that future management of sea trout is underpinned by a comprehensive policy.
In the context of legislation and management, sea trout in Ireland has always been closely identified with salmon and this process will set out to consider the requirement of establishing a separate identity for sea trout.
The policy will make recommendations dealing with a range of areas including management of sea trout which will incorporate any potential legislative changes that may emerge. Other areas to be addressed will include protection/conservation (including biodiversity, habitat protection and interactions with aquaculture), stock assessment and education/promotion.
Submissions must be made in writing or by email and will be published on the Inland Fisheries Ireland website www.fisheriesireland.ie .
or by post to:
Sea Trout Policy
Inland Fisheries Ireland
3044 Lake Drive
Citywest Business Campus
The Public Consultation period will run for five weeks and the closing date for receipt of submissions Wednesday, 12th July 2017.