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Appropriate Assessments/ Screening Carried Out

Cork

The Roaringwater Bay Article 6 Assessment (pdf 6,661Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities in and adjacent to Roaringwater Bay SAC (Natura sites) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site.

The Screening Matrix for Aquaculture activities in outer Bantry Bay (pdf 460Kb) considers that there will be no significant effects on the qualifying interests of the Natura 2000 sites.

The Ballycotton Bay Appropriate Assessment (pdf 8,865Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activity in Ballycotton Bay SPA (Natura site) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site. Also included in the assessment  are Cork Harbour SPA, Ballymacoda Bay SPA and Blackwater Estuary SPA.

The Screening Matrix for Shellfish and Seaweed Culture in Dunmanus Bay Co Cork (pdf 265Kb) considers that there will be no significant effects posed by the culture of shellfish on the qualifying interests of the Natura 2000 sites.

The Appropriate Assessment Screening Report on the proposed cultivation of oysters using bags and trestles at Sites T05/588A and T05/589A in Oysterhaven, Co. Cork on the Conservation Objectives of the adjacent Sovereign Islands SPA and the Old Head of Kinsale SPA. (pdf 200Kb) 

The Screening Matrix for Shellfish Culture in the Glengarriff Harbour and Woodland SAC (pdf 4,772Kb) considers that there will be no significant effects posed by the culture of shellfish, at its current licensed level, on the Common seal or any of the other qualifying interests of the Natura 2000 sites.

The Appropriate Assessment Screening for Aquaculture activities in Dunmanus Bay, Co Cork (pdf 516Kb) 

Donegal

The Lough Swilly Appropriate Assessment addresses the potential ecological impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities in and adjacent to Lough Swilly SAC and SPA (Natura site) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site.

The Donegal Bay Appropriate Assessment and subsequent monitoring report (pdf 11,215Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities in and adjacent to Donegal Bay SAC and SPA and also Durnesh Lough SPA (Natura sites) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site.

The Screening Matrix for Aquaculture activities in Lough Swilly (pdf 3,283Kb) considers that there will be no significant effects on the qualifying interests of the adjacent Natura 2000 sites.

The Screening Matrix for Mussel Culture Sites in Lough Swilly Co. Donegal (pdf 498Kb) considers that there will be no significant effects on the qualifying interests of the adjacent Natura 2000 sites.

The Gweedore Bay and Islands Appropriate Assessment (pdf 1,301Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activities within the Gweedore Bay and Islands SAC (Natura site) on the conservation objectives of the Natura site.

The Appropriate Assessment for North Inishowen Coast SAC addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activities within the North Inishowen Coast SAC  and Trawbreaga Bay SPA(Natura site) on the conservation objectives of the Natura site.

The Appropriate Assessment for Mulroy Bay SAC (pdf 1,905Kb)  addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activities within the Mulroy Bay SAC and Natura 2000 sites adjacent to Mulroy Bay on the conservation objectives of the Natura site.

Galway

The Galway Bay Appropriate Assessment addresses the potential ecological impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities in and adjacent to Galway Bay SAC and SPA (Natura site) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site.

The Screening Matrix for Shellfish Culture in Ballinakill Harbour, Co Galway (pdf 3,081Kb) considers that there will be no significant effects posed by the culture of shellfish on the qualifying interests of the Natura 2000 sites

The Screening Matrix for Shellfish Culture in Streamstown Bay, Co Galway (pdf 1,984Kb) considers that there will be no significant effects on the qualifying interests of the Natura 2000 sites.

The Kilkieran Bay and Islands Appropriate Assessment (pdf 2,464Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activities within the Kilkieran Bay and Islands SAC (Natura site) on the conservation objectives of the Natura site.

Kerry

The Castlemaine Appropriate Assessment (pdf 32,953Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities in and adjacent to Castlemaine Harbour SAC and SPA (Natura site) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site.

The Valentia Harbour/ Portmagee Channel Appropriate Assessment (pdf 2,105Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities in and adjacent to the Valentia Harbour/ Portmagee Channel SAC (Natura site) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site.

The Kenmare River Appropriate Assessment and Fisheries Risk Assessment (pdf 3,469Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities within the Kenmare River SAC (Natura site) on the conservation objectives of the Natura site.

The Appropriate Assessment Report (pdf 431Kb) on proposed cultivation of oysters using bag and trestles at Site T6/416A in Cahersiveen Bay on the Conservation Objectives of the Valentia Harbour/Portmagee Channel SAC.

Screening for Natura implications of Aquaculture Licence Amendment application (T6/315N1) in Castlemaine Harbour (pdf 686Kb) 

Screening Matrix for T6/399(culture of purple sea urchin) and FC 9/14 harvest of Kelp in Ballinskelligs Bay, Co. Kerry. (pdf 882Kb) 

Mayo

The Clew Bay Appropriate Assessment (pdf 3,599Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of fishing and aquaculture activities in and adjacent to the Clew Bay Complex SAC (Natura site) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site.

The Blacksod Bay/Broadhaven Appropriate Assessment (pdf 9,700Kb)  addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activities in and adjacent to the Blacksod Bay/Broadhaven SPA on the conservation objectives of the Natura 2000 site.

The Mullet/Blacksod Bay Complex SAC Appropriate Assessment (pdf 2,214Kb)  addresses the potential ecological impacts of the Aquaculture and the Risk Assessment of Fisheries on the conservation objectives of the Natura site.

The Report supporting Appropriate Assessment of Aquaculture in Glenamoy Bog Complex SAC (pdf 1,089Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of Aquaculture on the conservation objectives of the Glenamoy Bog Complex SAC.

The Report supporting Appropriate Assessment of Aquaculture in Broadhaven Bay SAC (pdf 1,662Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of Aquaculture on the conservation objectives of the Natura 2000 site.

The Appropriate Assessment Summary Report of Aquaculture (pdf 639Kb) summarises the considerations, findings and Recommendations of the above 4 reports.

Sligo

The Cummeen Strand/Drumcliff Bay SAC Article 6 Assessment addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activity within Cummeen Strand/Drumcliff SAC on the Conservation Objectives of the site. Also the potential impacts of those activities on the Special Conservation Interest in the Drumcliff Bay Special Protection Area and Cummeen Harbour Special Protection Area.

Waterford

The Dungarvan Harbour Appropriate Assessment (pdf 6,791Kb) and subsequent monitoring programme (pdf 6,460Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activity in and adjacent to Dungarvan Harbour SPA and also Helvick Head to Ballyquin SPA and Mid-Waterford Coast SPA (Natura sites) on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site. 

The River Barrow and River Nore Appropriate Assessment (pdf 3,025Kb) addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activity in and adjacent to River Barrow and River Nore SAC on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site. 

Wexford

The Bannow Bay Appropriate Assessment addresses the potential ecological impacts of aquaculture activity in and adjacent to Bannow Bay SAC  and Bannow Bay SPA  on the conservation objectives and special conservation interests of the Natura site.