About this consultation

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on the review of the European Union (Birds and Natural Habitats) (Sea-fisheries) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 290 of 2013).  

Given that the Regulations have been in place for seven years it is appropriate to review the Regulations at this time. The review will consider the potential updating of said Regulations to ensure continued compatibility with EU law. 

Further information on this public consultation, including the Consultation Document, is available at this website: http://www.fishingnet.ie/sea-fisheriesconsultations/ 

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*  Part 1 - Tell us about you, and

*  Part 2 - Give us your views (Please read the companion Consultation Document in advance).

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Freedom of Information

All submissions and comments submitted to the Department for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007- 2014. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation.

Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

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