S.I. No. 669/2019 - Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 3rd January, 2020.

I, SEÁN CANNEY, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 69 of the Inland Fisheries Act 2010 (No. 10 of 2010) (as adapted by the Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2016 ( S.I. No. 421 of 2016 )) and the Communications, Climate Action and Environment (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 472 of 2018), after consultation with Inland Fisheries Ireland, hereby make the following regulations:

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

(2) These Regulations shall come into operation on 1 January 2020.

2. The Wild Salmon and Sea Trout Tagging Scheme Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 585 of 2018) are amended -

(a) by the substitution of the following Schedule for Schedule 2:

Schedule 2

Rivers

Total Allowable Catch

Fishery district

(1)

Waters of the River

(2)

Maximum number of tags that may be issued in respect of taking wild salmon or sea trout from river

(3)

Dublin

Dargle

0

Upper Liffey

0

Lower Liffey (downstream of Leixlip Dam)

0

Vartry

0

Wexford

Slaney

0

Avoca

0

Owenavorragh

0

Waterford

Barrow and Pollmounty

0

Nore

0

Suir including Clodiagh, Lingaun, and Waterford Blackwater

0

Colligan

0

Corrock

0

Owenduff

0

Mahon

0

Tay

0

Lismore

Blackwater (Munster) including Glenshelane and Finisk

5,438

Bride

0

Lickey

0

Tourig

0

Womanagh

0

Cork

Owenacurra

0

Lower Lee

1,072

Bandon

500

Ilen

824

Mealagh

191

Coomhola

85

Upper Lee

0

Glengarriff

303

Argideen

0

Owvane

533

Adrigole

0

Kerry

Roughty

453

Blackwater (Kerry)

0

Sneem

695

Waterville

343

Caragh

809

Laune including Cottoners

4209

Maine

343

Castlemaine Harbour1

588

Behy

0

Emlagh

0

Owenmore

210

Croanshagh (Glanmore River and Lake)

265

Sheen

1,248

Inny

0

Kealincha

0

Lough Fada

0

Owenshagh

0

Cloonee

0

Finnihy

0

Owenreagh

0

Emlaghmore

0

Carhan

0

Ferta

72

Owenascaul

0

Milltown

0

Feohanagh

0

Lee

0

Limerick

Feale including Galey and Brick

0

Mulkear

0

Maigue

0

Upper Shannon (Above Parteen)

0

Lower Shannon

0

Fergus

0

Deel

0

Owenagarney

0

Doonbeg

0

Skivaleen

0

Annageeragh

0

Inagh

0

Aughyvackeen

0

Galway

Corrib

5,761

Aille (Galway)

0

Kilcolgan

0

Clarinbridge

0

Knock

0

Owenboliska (Spiddal)

0

Connemara

Cashla

133

Screebe

0

Ballynahinch

280

Lough Na Furnace

0

Ballinakill

Erriff

366

Bundorragha

223

Common estuary2

399

Owenglin (Clifden)

0

Dawros

511

Culfin

218

Carrownisky

0

Bunowen

0

Owenwee (Belclare)

0

Bangor

Srahmore (Burrishoole)

0

Carrowmore Lake

548

Owenduff (Glenamong)

772

Owenmore

0

Common estuary

0

Newport (including Lough Beltra)

414

Glenamoy

133

Owengarve River

0

Muingnabo

0

Ballina

Moy

11,603

Easkey

586

Cloonaghmore (Palmerstown)

0

Ballinglen

0

Brusna

0

Leaffony

0

Sligo

Ballysadare

3,304

Drumcliff

153

Garvogue (Inc. Lough Gill and River Bonet)

0

Grange

0

Ballyshannon

Duff

0

Drowes

2,512

Eany

0

Glen

0

Owenwee (Yellow River)

0

Erne

0

Eske

0

Abbey

0

Ballintra (Murvagh R)

0

Laghy

0

Oily

0

Bungosteen

0

Letterkenny

Owenea/Owentocker

0

Gweebarra

355

Clady

272

Tullaghobegly

129

Crana

99

Gweedore (Crolly River)

94

Ray

0

Lackagh

0

Leannan

0

Bracky

0

Owenamarve

0

Glenna

0

Swilly

0

Isle (Burn)

0

Mill

0

Clonmany

0

Straid

0

Donagh

0

Glenagannon

0

Culoort

0

Drogheda

Boyne

0

Dundalk

Castletown

0

Fane

0

Glyde

0

Dee

0

Flurry

0

and

(b) by the substitution of the following Schedule for Schedule 4:

Schedule 4

Fishery districts and rivers to which brown tags apply

Fishery district

River

Designated code

Cork

Lower Lee

M4

Ballinakill

Erriff

N4

Ballinakill

Bundorragha

P4

Bangor

Carrowmore

S4

Letterkenny

Gweebarra

R4

Letterkenny

Crana

B4

GIVEN under my hand,

18 December 2019

SEÁN CANNEY,

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

These regulations provide for, the quotas of fish that can be harvested by commercial fishing engines and rod and line from those rivers identified in Schedule 2. The Regulations also provide for the use of brown tags in specified rivers which are identified in Schedule 4.

1 In the event that draft net fishing takes place in the common estuary, the combined total allowable catch of the rivers Caragh, Laune and Maine contributing to the fishery is reduced to reflect the higher risk associated with meeting the individual river conservation limits simultaneously

2 In the event that draft net fishing takes place in the common estuary, the combined total allowable catch of the rivers Erriff and Bundorragha contributing to the fishery is reduced to reflect the higher risk associated with meeting the individual river conservation limits simultaneously.