A public consultation is now underway in respect of the future management of the crayfish fishery to protect critically endangered species. The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of those with an interest in the future of the crayfish fishery off the southwest coast of Ireland.
The information received during the consultation will inform policy decisions on the future management of this fishery. In particular, the consultation is being carried out to support the development of sustainable conservation measures for the crayfish fishery inside 12nm between Mizen Head and Loop Head. The objective is to identify measures targeted at eliminating the by-catch of endangered species in this crayfish fishery and securing a viable and sustainable future for the fishery itself.
If you wish to respond to this consultation you are invited to complete a submission online here
Please note: - The survey will not operate correctly using Internet Explorer. To participate in the survey you should use a different browser.
Alternatively, you can download and complete the Consultation Submission Document below.
Consultation on the future management of the crayfish fishery to protect critically endangered species
The closing date for responses is close of business on Thursday, 16 September 2021.
Freedom of Information
All submissions and comments submitted to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007- 2014. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation.
Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is collecting this data for the consultation on the permits policy for the future management of the crayfish fishery to protect critically endangered species . This data will be processed in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR EU 2016/679), the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018, the Freedom of Information Act 2014 and the DPER Consultation Principles and Guidance. Any additional personal data received as part of your submission will not be processed, shared, or retained and will be destroyed upon receipt. Publication to the Department’s website of personal data associated with submissions will only take place where permission is received to do this. Further information on Data Protection can be found here
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