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Public consultation: Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law

May 4th, 2018 | by

Sean Kyne, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, gives notice of his intention to make the Designated Salmonid Waters Bye-Law.

This Bye-law provides for the designation of the waters and their tributaries, specified in the Schedule below, to be managed primarily for the benefit of  salmonid species.  These waters are already designated in fisheries management policy.

The Bye-law also introduces a daily bag limit of 4 pike in those waters.

Putting or transfer of any fish species to the designated waters shall require a written application to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and is only permitted with the written consent of IFI.

Fishery District Waters
Limerick Lough Sheelin
Galway Lough Corrib
Lough Mask
Lough Carra
Ballina Lough Conn
Lough Cullin
Sligo Lough Arrow

A copy of the draft Bye-law, which is available online at the Department’s website, is open for public inspection at the offices of the Department in Cavan and also at the offices of Inland Fisheries Ireland.

Any person may submit observations/objections to the draft regulations at any time during the period of 21 days concluding at 5pm on 25 May, 2018, either by e-mail to inland.fisheries@dccae.gov.ie or by post to the address below. All submissions received will be published on the Department’s website following the conclusion of the consultation period.

Inland Fisheries Division
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
Elm House,
Earlsvale Road,
Cavan Town
H12 A8H7


Tel (01) 6783071     /Lo-call 1890 449900 Extension 3071

(Note: the rates charged for the use of the 1890 number may vary between service providers).

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