The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Michael Creed, T.D., has launched a consultation process on trawling activity within the 6 nautical mile coastal zone.
This consultation is taking place after a number of concerns were raised by stakeholders regarding the level of trawling inside the 6nm zone. The topic has been the subject of scientific and economic reports by the Marine Institute (MI) and Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and preliminary engagement with fisheries representative groups.
The Minister has prepared a formal paper, with advice from the MI and BIM, to aid the consultation process. The consultation paper sets out possible measures and their potential impacts.
The consultation paper and supporting reports and information on how to participate in this public consultation process can be found in the link here.
The closing date for submissions is 5:00pm on Monday 11th June 2018.