Loughros (Owenea/Owentocker) estuary commercial salmon draft net fishing season 2024

Public Consultation
Thursday, 08/02/2024 - 9:00am

This public consultation opens on Thursday, 08/02/2024 at 9:00am and closes on Thursday, 29/02/2024 at 5:00pm

Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking submissions in relation to a proposal to restrict the commercial salmon draft net season on the Loughros estuary, Co. Donegal in 2024 to fishing between the 1st July and 21st July.

The proposed changes are to reflect the limited overall salmon quota available for 2024 and the number of commercial draft nets available. An overall surplus of 304 salmon has been advised for 2024 to be divided between the commercial draft net and recreational angling sectors. 

The commercial draft net season for the fishery normally opens on the 12th May and closes on the 31st July.

A copy of the draft proposed bye-law is available for public inspection at the offices of Inland Fisheries Ireland – Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. You can also download it through the link below.

draft salmon and sea trout draft nets and snap nets bye law no. xxx of 2024 owenea owentocker
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Any person wishing to make observations on the proposed regulation may make submissions before 5pm Thursday 29th February, either by e-mail to ballyshannon@fisheriesireland.ie or to the address below:-

Loughros estuary Commercial Salmon draft net fishing season 2024 Public Consultation, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Station Road, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal F94 WV76 

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