Call for submissions
The Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Fergus O’Dowd, T.D. invites members of the public and interested parties to send written submissions for consideration by the Department in preparing a new Inland Fisheries Act. The new Act will consolidate, update and amend existing legislation which governs the conservation, protection, management and development of the inland fisheries and sea angling resources.
Mr John Donohoe
Inland Fisheries Division
Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources
Earls Vale Road
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5.30pm on 28th June 2013. All submissions received will be published on the Department’s website following the conclusion of the consultation period.
Downloads and further information
- DCENR Public Information Presentation (1.98 MB, PowerPoint)
- IFI Public Information Presentation (465.5 kB, PowerPoint)
Further details and links to existing inland fisheries legislation are available at www.dcenr.gov.ie.
NSFAS believe that it is vital that members of the public and all interested parties make a submission under the Public Consultation phase and in that regard we are requesting that submissions are made as soon as possible, as the deadline is the 28th June. Please bring this to the attention of your clubs, community organisations and all those who have an interest in protecting our fisheries for future generations. In our opinion, one of the most important points which must be raised is the necessity to have an independent organisation placed in control of monitoring of the aquaculture industry. Today the industry is virtually self monitoring. This is a situation which is severly lacking in transparency and as a result gives rise to a situation where no data is available with regard to sea lice treatments, no data is available with regard to chemicals used in the treatment process, no data is available on the frequency of treatments and worst of all no unnotified inspections take place by the Marine Institute.