The Department received 70 submissions to the public consultation announced by Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd, T.D. by the deadline of 5.30 pm, 28th June, 2013. A further 55 submissions were received in relation to aquaculture and these have been forwarded to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. A number of submissions were received after the deadline and do not appear on the list of submissions received. Minister O’Dowd expressed his thanks to all those who made submissions which will now be considered. Drafting of the new Inland Fisheries Bill will commence shortly. Minister O’Dowd was particularly pleased with the comprehensive and wide range of views submitted.
Consultation now closed