Public Consultation Policy
It is the policy of IFI to consult with stakeholders and the general public on matters of inland fisheries policy and service delivery.
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.
TULLAGHOBEGLEY RIVER PROHIBITION ON ANGLING WITH ROD AND LINE
Inland Fisheries Ireland gives notice of its intention to prohibit angling for all species of fish in the Tullaghobegley River extending downstream from the Falls above the Bawan Pool to the sea, in the townlands of Ballyness and Glebe/Killult, Co. Donegal in the No. 14 or Letterkenny District from 1st April 2013.
A copy of the draft bye-law is open for public inspection at the offices of Inland Fisheries Ireland – Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The text of the draft bye-law is reproduced below and may also be downloaded from the following link.
Draft bye-law for public consultation
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
FISHERIES ACTS 1959 TO 2010
NO. 14 OR LETTERKENNY DISTRICT
PROHIBITION ON ANGLING WITH ROD AND LINE
BYE-LAW NO. C.S., XXX, 2013
I, Fergus O’Dowd, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 57 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010 (No. 10 of 2010) and the Energy and Natural Resources (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 631 of 2011), at the request of Inland Fisheries Ireland, and having complied with Regulations 27 and 42 of the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011), hereby make the following bye-law:
- (1) This Bye-law may be cited as the Tullaghobegley River Prohibition on Angling with Rod and Line Bye-law No. C.S. XXX, 2013.
(2) This Bye-law comes into operation on 1 January 2013.
- Notwithstanding anything contained in any bye-law fixing the annual close season, angling for any kind of fish is prohibited in the Tullaghobegley River extending downstream from the Falls above the Bawan Pool to the sea, in the townlands of Ballyness and Glebe/Killult, Co. Donegal in the No. 14 or Letterkenny District.
GIVEN under my hand,
XX February 2013.
Minister of State at the Department of Communications,
Energy and Natural Resources.
(This is not part of the Bye-law and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).
This Bye-law prohibits angling for all species of fish in the Tullaghobegley River extending downstream from the Falls above the Bawan Pool to the sea, in the townlands of Ballyness and Glebe/Killult, Co. Donegal in the No. 14 or Letterkenny District.
Section 57 (7) of the Inland Fisheries Act, 2010 provides that any person aggrieved by this Bye-law may within 28 days after its publication in the Iris Oifigiúil, appeal against same to the High Court.
River Suir angling baits 2013 - public consultation
IFI has received numerous submissions from individual anglers, angling organizations and angling tourist providers regarding restrictions on the use of prawn/shrimp as a Salmon angling bait on the river Suir for the 2013 season.
IFI is interested to hear the views of other angling stakeholders or from those who wish to make further submissions.
Closing date for receipt of submissions is the 28th of February 2013.
Eel consultation period extended to July 10th
Inland Fisheries Ireland invite submissions from interested parties on the following reports:
- Report on the Status of the Eel Stock in Ireland 2009 - 2011
- Report on the Implementation of Eel Management Plans for Ireland, including the transboundary NWIRBD 2009 – 2011
These reports should be read in conjunction with
the original report:
- National Report for Ireland on Eel Stock Recovery Plan - Including River Basin District Eel Management Plans
all of which are available for download from the Inland Fisheries Ireland website http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Fisheries-Management/eel-management-plan.html or on CD Rom from the address below.
These reports include the latest research and management information on eels in Ireland compiled over the last three years and updates the status of the stocks. The management policy for eels in Ireland over the next three years will be determined from these reports and any relevant submissions received from interested parties.
Any party wishing to make a comment should send their submission to the following address:
Inland Fisheries Ireland
Swords Business Campus
On or before Tuesday 10th July 2012.
Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2012
Fergus O'Dowd, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, gives statutory notice of his intention to make the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations, 2012 to provide for the management of the wild salmon and sea trout fishery by Inland Fisheries Ireland from 1st January 2013. A copy of the draft regulations, which is available on the Department's website, www.dcenr.gov.ie/natural, and at the link below, is open for public inspection at the offices of the Department in Cavan and also at the offices of Inland Fisheries Ireland.
Inland Fisheries Division,
Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources,
Elm House, Earlsvale Road,
Tel (01) 6782025 /Lo-call 1890 449900 Extension 2025 (note: the rates charged for the use of the 1890 number may vary between service providers).
Public Consultation on Eel Reports and Plans for the next three years
European eel stocks are in crisis and the number of juveniles recruiting to freshwater is at an all-time low. Because the eel stock is a pan European stock, co-ordinated action across the EU is required by all to assist in the recovery of the stock. In addition, as the species is long lived recovery is anticipated to be slow (i.e. to be accomplished only over a number of eel generations). For this reason the EU Commission introduced a Regulation which required all Member States to prepare Eel Management Plans for the recovery of stocks, these plans were to be in place by 31 December 2008.
The first review of these plans is currently taking place and as a consequence the relevant documents relating to a review of Ireland’s EMP are available for download from the Inland Fisheries Ireland website as follows:
- default National Report for Ireland on Eel Stock Recovery Plan (3.56 MB)
- default REPORT ON THE STATUS OF THE EEL STOCK IN IRELAND 2009 - 2011 (6.64 MB)
- default REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EEL MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR IRELAND, INCLUDING THE TRANSBOUNDARY NWIRBD (1.92 MB)
As part of this process there will be a number of public consultation meetings which will be held as follows:
Tuesday June 19th – Clonmel – Park Hotel
(off by-pass) Cahir Road, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
Wednesday June 20th – Athlone – Athlone Springs Hotel,
Monksland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
Thursday June 21st – Carrick on Shannon – The Landmark Hotel,
Dublin Road, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Roscommon.
All relevant stakeholders are invited to attend one of the meetings.
Anyone looking to receive a copy of the plans on a CD ROM should contact the following address:
Inland Fisheries Ireland
Swords Business Campus
Or by email to:
Stating that they require the plans as a CD rom (free) or as a printed document – a charge may be made for the printed documents (there are 3 documents; 1 of which is over 200 pages and another over 100).