Leading Journal of the Irish & UK Fishing Industries

A public consultation is now underway in respect of the future management of the crayfish fishery to protect critically endangered species. The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of those with an interest in the future of the crayfish fishery off the southwest coast of Ireland.


The information received during the consultation will inform policy decisions on the future management of this fishery. In particular, the consultation is being carried out to support the development of sustainable conservation measures for the crayfish fishery inside 12nm between Mizen Head and Loop Head. The objective is to identify measures targeted at eliminating the by-catch of endangered species in this crayfish fishery and securing a viable and sustainable future for the fishery itself.


If you wish to respond to this consultation you are invited to complete a submission online at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/ConsultationCrayfishFishery.


Please note: – The survey will not operate correctly using Internet Explorer. To participate in the survey you should use a different browser.


Alternatively, you can download and complete the Consultation Submission Document from here:  https://assets.gov.ie/180529/f4b10a6c-f599-4291-8d40-2e87a3d7e115.pdf