Following constructive meetings with fishing industry representatives, BIM were requested to conduct trials on the effects of increasing the minimum cod-end mesh size from 70mm to 80mm for Irish vessels targeting Nephrops. The BIM trails returned very positive results both in terms of increased profitability and sustainability for Nephrops stocks. A public consultation has been intitiated on the following proposal so that the Minister may take a full account of all stakeholders’ views.
Please find a link to the proposal here.
Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 15 January 2016