Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Ceisteanna (701)

Norma Foley

Ceist:

701. Deputy Norma Foley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when leisure fishing can commence in view of the fact that this can be an individual activity. [8103/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

Angling activity was not ceased but, like other activities considered as exercise, was subject to the advice issued by NPHET in the context of National measures in relation to Covid-19.

Inland Fisheries Ireland issued angling guidelines on 27 March and updated these guidelines on 5 May, on both occasions, following the advice of NPHET.  Any further revision will again be based on such advice.

I am happy to advise that angling representative bodies have confirmed to me support for the guidelines and continue to encourage their members to comply with all measures advised by NPHET.