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Public Notice – Gweebarra Fishery

March 30th, 2017 | by

Inland Fisheries Ireland is fully committed to the ongoing protection of the Gweebarra fishery in accordance with the High Court judgement of Ms. Justice Laffoy delivered on 19th December 2012.

Anglers wishing to fsh the Gweebarra fishery from the opening of the angling season on 1st April 2017 are required to have a valid licence and permit which are available from the village shop in Doochary or from Glenties Angling Centre (phone 074 9551141) or online at www.donegalanglingholidays.com. Following recent notification from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE) that amending legislation is required to provide explicit powers to Inland Fisheries Ireland to prosecute offences under the Fisheries Acts, Inland Fisheries Ireland has been obliged to withdraw a significant number of prosecution cases around the country.

The Department has further advised that the necessary amending legislation is being progressed urgently and will be put in place in a matter of weeks. Until the amending national legislation is put in place, it has been necessary to withdraw a number of cases, including those related to the Gweebarra fishery which were before the Donegal courts in recent days.

In the interim all current provisions and offences of the Inland Fisheries Acts continue in full force and effect. Consequently anyone who commits an alleged offence remains liable to prosecution within the statutory time frame for initiation of legal proceedings.

For further information, visit: www.fisheriesireland.ie/legislation-update

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