Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (961)

Carol Nolan

Question:

961. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of submissions made to the consultation on the review of the European Union (Birds and Natural Habitats) (Sea-fisheries) Regulations 2013, SI 29/013; the outcome of the consultation process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37887/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

A public consultation on the review of the European Union (Birds and Natural Habitats) (Sea-fisheries) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 290 of 2013) commenced on 10 September 2020 and closed on 9 October 2020. Notification of the public consultation was published on the Department website, on FishingNet.ie and in the Irish Independent. Emails inviting submissions were also sent to interested parties and stakeholders. A total of seven submissions were received in response to the consultation.

Officials in my department are currently in the process of evaluating the submissions received and will use these to inform the outcome of the review. I look forward to receiving their recommendations in due course.