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Inland Fisheries Ireland Opens Public Consultation on Proposed Moy Gravels Replenishment Project in Sligo

30th March 2023
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a public consultation on its proposed Moy Gravels Replenishment Project on the Owenaher River in Sessuegilroy, Co Sligo.

In order to improve the spawning habitat for salmonids in this area, it is proposed to place spawning gravels in two locations in the river extending a total distance of 320m.

IFI says that in the absence of mitigation the project is likely to have “a significant effect” on the River Moy Special Area of Conversation, a Natura 2000 site, and under EU rules is required to carry out a public consultation before deciding on whether the project can be permitted or not.

This public consultation opened on Tuesday 28 March and closes on Monday 8 May at 4pm.

Submissions may be made within this timeframe on the potential impact that the project may have on European sites by email to [email protected] or by post to: The River Moy Catchment Manager, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ardnaree House, Ballina, Co Mayo. Submissions should clearly state that they are in response to this public consultation.

For further details, including a link to the relevant Natural impact statement, see the IFI website HERE.

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