Frequently Asked Questions
- What does this Bye-Law do?
This new Bye-law will
(a) set a minimum length of 36cm (14 inches) for trout caught and retained on the waters of Lough Lene, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath.
(b) set a bag limit of not more than 2 trout per day on the waters of Lough Lene, Collinstown, Co. Westmeath.
- Who is affected by this Bye-Law?
This Bye-law will affect any anglers who normally fish for trout and retain their catch on all the waters of Lough Lene (Collinstown, Co. Westmeath).
- What species of fish are protected by this Bye-Law?
This Bye-law aims to protect Brown trout and Rainbow trout under 36cm in length, when measured in a straight line from the snout to the fork of the tail.
- Will it be a permanent Bye-Law?
Yes, this will be a permanent Bye-law.
- How can I make a submission to the process?
All submissions must be received in writing.
Submissions should be clearly marked ‘ERBD Byelaw Consultation’ and sent by post to the Director, Inland Fisheries Ireland Dublin, 3044 Lake Drive, Citywest, Dublin 24 or alternatively by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Public Consultation period will run until 5 pm on Tuesday 22nd February, 2022.
- Will my submission be made public?
All submissions received by Inland Fisheries Ireland will be published on its website www.fisheriesireland.ie. In addition, Inland Fisheries Ireland 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.
Inland Fisheries Ireland will make every effort to comply fully with the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 and the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.
Kindly note that:
- Everyone who takes part in an IFI consultation will be notified of the final document emerging from the consultation process.
- The names of respondents and their submissions will be published on IFI’s website at the end of each consultation process (i.e. at the time the document arising from the consultation is published). Any further information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘Personal data ‘as defined under Article 4 of GDPR) will be redacted prior to publication on the IFI website.
- IFI is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and therefore has to consider any request made to it under that Act. IFI will provide advice as follows: ‘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’.
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