Public Consultation Policy

Policy Statement

It is the policy of IFI to consult with stakeholders and the general public on matters of inland fisheries policy and service delivery.

Download:  pdf IFI Public Consultation Policy Doc V0 30/JUN/2016 (263 KB)

Download:  pdf IFI Procedure on Policy Development (415 KB)

Current Public consultations

Details of current public consultations.

Submissions made in respect of Public Consultations will be made available at the following link as soon as they have been prepared for release.

This Bye-law extends the annual close season in angling for salmon, sea trout and brown trout in the River Slaney and its tributaries from 26 February to 16 March and from 17 September to 30 September. The bye-law provides for catch and release during the period 17 March to 16 September in angling for salmon and sea trout. The Byelaw also provides for the use of artificial fly only with single barbless hook upstream of the old Bridge Enniscorthy and provides for single barbless hook and a ban on worms as bait downstream of the old Bridge Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford when angling for salmon or sea trout.

The full draft of the byelaw is available here:

 

Submissions can be made to IFI Clonmel by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Inland Fisheries Ireland, Anglesea Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Closing date for receipt of submissions is March 5th 2014.

 

This Bye-Law provides for catch and release when angling for salmon (any size) and sea trout (over 40cm) in the River Suir (including the waters of the Rivers Clodiagh, Lingaun and Blackwater) and also prohibits the use of worms, prawn, shrimp or any other crustacean or artificial forms thereof as bait and any fish hooks other than single barbless hooks during the period 17 March to 30 Sept, 2014.

The full draft of the byelaw is available here:

Submissions can be made to IFI Clonmel by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Inland Fisheries Ireland, Anglesea Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Closing date for receipt of submissions is March 5th 2014.

 

 

 

River Suir commercial snap net salmon fishing season 2013

Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking submissions in relation to a proposal to bring forward the open date for the restricted commercial Snap Net salmon fishing season. The 2012 season was restricted to fishing between the 1st of July and the 15th of August. The proposed 2013 season will be restricted to fishing between the 17th of June and the 15th of August. The proposed changes are to reflect the relative increase in salmon quota since 2012 and will not affect the 2013 quota allocated to the commercial snap net sector. The full snap net season normally opens on the 12th of May and closes on the 15th of August.

A copy of the draft proposed bye-law is available for public inspection at the offices of Inland Fisheries Ireland – Clonmel, Co. Tipperary and the IFI website at the link below.

Any person wishing to make observations on the proposed regulation may make submissions before the 24th of May, either to the address below or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

River Suir Snap Net Salmon Season 2013 Public Consultation,
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Anglesea Street,
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Download a copy of the draft bye-law

 

 

 

Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations and Conservation Measures for the 2014 season

Fergus O’Dowd, TD Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, has given statutory notice of his proposal to revise the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations to apply from 1st January 2014.

The Minister proposes to revoke the existing tagging scheme regulations and to make revised regulations to provide for commercial and angling total allowable catches on an individual river basis.

Click here for more draft regulations

The draft regulations are open for public inspection. Any person may submit objections to the draft regulations at any time during the period of 30 days commencing on 08 November 2013 either in writing, addressed to:-

Inland Fisheries Division
Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources
Elm House, Earlsvale Road,
Cavan

or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for more draft regulations

13/05/13

Children going fishing

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Public Consultation on Inland Fisheries Legislation

Call for submissions

The Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Fergus O’Dowd, T.D. invites members of the public and interested parties to send written submissions for consideration by the Department in preparing a new Inland Fisheries Act. The new Act will consolidate, update and amend existing legislation which governs the conservation, protection, management and development of the inland fisheries and sea angling resources.

Submissions may be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to:

Mr John Donohoe
Inland Fisheries Division
Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources
Elm House
Earls Vale Road
Cavan

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5.30pm on 28th June 2013. All submissions received will be published on the Department’s website following the conclusion of the consultation period.

Downloads and further information


Further details and links to existing inland fisheries legislation are available at www.dcenr.gov.ie.

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