Public Consultation - No. 3 or Waterford Fisheries District, River Barrow,

Public Consultation

Inland Fisheries Ireland - Public Consultation

No. 3 or Waterford Fisheries District, River Barrow

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Barrow Spawning Salmon Bye Law - Angling limitations

Inland Fisheries Ireland is seeking submissions from interested parties in respect of a proposed new Bye-law which would:

Prohibit any fishing for any type of fish except angling with rod and line using deadbait between Maganey Bridge and Graiguecullen Bridge on the river Barrow in the period from the 1st of October to the 31st of January

All submissions must be received in writing. Please be aware that 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 2014 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 2018 and all personal data that Inland Fisheries Ireland may use will be collected, processed and held in accordance with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).

Submissions should be marked ‘Public consultation – Barrow Spawning Salmon Bye Law Angling limitations and be submitted by post to: Inland Fisheries Ireland, Anglesea Street, Clonmel, E91 RD25, Ireland or by email to: barrowbyelaw@fisheriesireland.ie

The Public Consultation period will run for 14 days and the closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm on Tuesday, 20th of August 2019.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does this Bye-Law do?

This new Bye-law will restrict angling on waters from Graiguecullen to Maganey Bridge on the river Barrow during October, November, December and January of each year. The purpose is to prevent anglers catching pre spawning salmon during their spawning migration. This Byelaw will improve the management of salmon on this stretch of the river Barrow.

Why is this Bye-Law necessary?

In recent Salmon have been targeted in October, November, December and January, when Salmon are laying in pools at the mouth of the Greese and Lerr tributaries heading upstream to spawn. Fish are vulnerable at this time of the year and are easily caught as they lay in pools at the mouth of the tributaries.

Who is affected by this Bye-Law?

This Bye-law will affect any anglers who target Salmon migrating to their spawning grounds during the closed salmon angling season.

What species of fish are protected by this Bye-Law?

The focus of this Bye-law is to protect migrating salmon.

What about the anglers who want to fish for pike and coarse fish?

This new Bye-law does not ban the use of dead baits for angling, but all other forms of angling will be banned during October, November, December and January.

Will it be a permanent Bye-Law?

It is intended that this is a permanent Byelaw as it is required on an annual basis to protect vulnerable salmon when migrating to their spawning grounds

How can I make a submission to the process?

All submissions must be received in writing.

Submissions should be marked ‘Public consultation – River Barrow Angling Spawning Salmon’ and be submitted by post to: Inland Fisheries Ireland, Anglesea Street, Clonmel, E91 RD25, Ireland or by email to: barrowbyelaw@fisheriesireland.ie

The Public Consultation period will run for a period of 14days until 5 pm on Tuesday

20th August, 2019.

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.

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