A public consultation in 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 the 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 the crayfish fishery and securing a viable and sustainable future for the fishery itself.
The public consultation can be assessed at the link here.
Closing date for submissions is COB on Thursday, 16 September 2021.