Minister Creed announces Public Consultation on Inshore Fisheries Strategy

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Micheal Creed T.D., has launched a public consultation on the Inshore Fisheries Strategy following  a proposal made by the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The consultation process will be open for a seven week period and and is due to close on the 17th August 2018.

The proposed strategy will frame the work of the Inshore Forums over the next number of years. It follows an extensive consultation process involving the National and Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums who have been instrumental in supporting initiatives that seek to cultivate a more sustainable, profitable and well managed fisheries sector. This is the first time in the history of the State that inshore fishermen have set about developing a sector specific strategy for themselves.

Submissions are now invited on the preparation of a ‘Strategy for the Irish Inshore Fisheries Sector 2018-2023’ being developed by the inshore sector through the Inshore Fisheries Forums. The ‘Strategy’ will set out the vision and objectives for the inshore sector for the remainder of the current EMFF Operational Programme.  At this stage in the Strategy development process, the knowledge and experience of the inshore sector is needed to develop the actions that are needed to bring that vision and the objectives to reality. The consultation document:

  1. Sets out a vision and strategic direction for the inshore sector until 2023;
  2. Identifies key objectives for the inshore sector; and
  3. Asks for input from the inshore sector on the actions required to successfully achieve this vision.

A copy of the consultation document can be found in the link here.

Submissions can only be made using the online survey tool. You can access this here:

Deadline for receipt of submissions has been extended to Monday 10th September 2018 at 9:00am.