Synopsis of responses to consultation on fisheries management measures in Marine Protected Areas

Date published: 30 November 2021

The public consultation was conducted during the period 30th November 2020 and 31st March 2021. The Department has summarised the comments received in the synopsis report below.


75 responses were received from members of the public (22), recreational bodies (3), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) (13) and the fishing industry (28). Of the total responses received 60% were supportive of the proposed measures, while 39% opposed the proposals. One response acknowledged the consultation but did not offer any views. Although the Department asked specific questions to assess support for proposals set out in the consultation document, not all respondents answered all questions and it is therefore not possible to provide quantitative figures for each of the management measures. This summary of responses is therefore qualitative.

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