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Irish Sea Mussel Seed Fishery

Notice of Public Consultation

Review of management arrangements for the Irish Sea mussel seed fishery

A public consultation is now underway in respect of a review of management arrangements for the Irish Sea mussel seed fishery.  The review is to examine the current management arrangements for the fishery and consider changes that could better support productivity and sustainability.  The purpose of the public consultation is to seek the views of those with an interest in the fishery regarding the management arrangements.  The information received during the public consultation will inform policy decisions on the management arrangements for the fishery.

You are invited to download and read the Discussion Document.  This document sets out the reasons for the review, provides an overview of the current arrangements for the fishery, identifies possible limitations to the current approach and outlines possible measures to address these limitations. The Discussion Document is available at the link below:

If you wish to respond to this consultation, you are invited to download and complete the Submission Document, available at the link below:

Submission Documents will be accepted:

  • by email to: (with the subject line “Mussel Seed Fishery Consultation”)
  • by post to: Mussel Seed Fishery Consultation

Marine Programmes Division

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

National Seafood Centre

Clonakilty, Co. Cork   P85 TX47

Alternatively, you can complete and submit the Submission Document online at the following webpage:


Please note the closing date for submissions is Tuesday, 31 December 2019.


Enquiries concerning this consultation to the email address above or Brian McSweeney at 023 8859486.

The below report summarises the responses received during the recent public consultation:


Any comments/submissions received are subject to the Freedom of Information Acts and/or the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 and may also be published on the Department’s website (excluding contact details). Please advise us if any of the detail you have provided is sensitive on the basis that it is personal, confidential or commercially confidential. Please identify this detail 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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