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Castlemaine Harbour

Notice of Consultation

Draft Fisheries Natura Plan for Mussel Seed in Castlemaine Harbour 2016-2026

A public consultation is now underway on a draft Fisheries Natura Plan for Mussel Seed Fishery in Castlemaine Harbour for 2016-2026 and the associated Appropriate Assessment report.

This plan was developed by the Secretariat of the Bottom Grown Mussel Consultative Forum in consultation with BIM and local operators.  The MI has prepared the Appropriate Assessment report. 

The plan aims to ensure that activities (mussel seed fishing and relaying of same on aquaculture sites) taking place in the Castlemaine Natura 2000 sites are in compliance with the Habitats Directive. It follows on from the previous plan which ran from 2011 for 5 years.

The draft Plan and associated assessment report documents can be viewed in the following links:

Submissions can be made via email or posted to the address below.

Email:  inshore@agriculture.gov.ie     Subject: Castlemaine Harbour Natura Consultation

Post to:

Castlemaine Harbour Natura Consultation
Marine Agencies & Programmes Division
Department of Agriculture Food & Marine
National Seafood Centre
Clonakilty
Co Cork
P85 TX47

Enquiries concerning this consultation to Nicholas Hoffman 023 885 9515

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 15 July 2016

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION & DATA PROTECTION
All submissions are subject to the Freedom of Information Acts and/or the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations and may also be published on the Department’s website (excluding contact details). If any of the detail you are providing is sensitive on the basis that it is personal, confidential, or commercially confidential, please identify it within your submission and give clear reasons why you think it should not be released. The Department will, where possible, consult with you about any information which you have identified as sensitive information before making a decision in response to a request for release under the Freedom of Information Acts.

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