Moy Gravels Replenishment Project, Sligo

In order to improve the spawning habitat for salmonids in the Owenaher River it is proposed to place spawning gravels in two locations in the River extending a total distance of 320 m.

Public Consultation
Tuesday, 28/03/2023 - 5:00pm

This public consultation opens on Tuesday, 28/03/2023 at 5:00pm and closes on Monday, 08/05/2023 at 5:00pm

Project Location: In the Owenaher River in Co. Sligo.

Townland and County: Sessuegilroy, Co. Sligo

Inland Fisheries Ireland have assessed this project and have concluded that in the absence of mitigation the project is likely to have a significant effect on a European Site(s). Inland Fisheries Ireland have determined that Appropriate Assessment is required for this project.

Natura 2000 sites affected: River Moy SAC (002298)

In accordance with Section 42 of the European Union (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011, as amended, Inland Fisheries Ireland are required to carry out a public consultation on this project before deciding on whether the project can be permitted or not.

A person may make a submission to Inland Fisheries Ireland on the potential impact that the project may have on European Sites within 42 days of the date of this notice by

Post to: The River Moy Catchment Manager, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ardnaree House, Ballina, Co Mayo

Email to :

Submissions should clearly state that they are in response to this public consultation.


Natura impact statement moy catchment gravel replenishment
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It can also be viwed at Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ardnaree House, Ballina, Co Mayo between 28th March and 8th May.

The Natura Impact Statement can be purchased for the price of €50 at the above office.

IFI 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. 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’

Inland Fisheries Ireland is committed to protecting and respecting your right to privacy under data protection legislation. Your personal information is collected and processed by Inland Fisheries Ireland in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 – 2018 and EU Regulation 2016/679 “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR). Any personal information provided to Inland Fisheries Ireland will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality strictly in accordance with data protection legislation. 

Data Protection Policy
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The names of respondents and their submissions will be published on IFI’s website at the end of each consultation process. 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.