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Plan for Forests & Freshwater Pearl Mussel in Ireland

Pearl Mussel Submissions Received


 Notice of public consultation

The draft Plan for Forests & Freshwater Pearl Mussel in Ireland and the associated draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report and draft Natura Impact Statement.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is producing a Plan for Forests & Freshwater Pearl Mussel (FPM) in Ireland as part of the national strategy for the conservation of the species.

Public consultation is now being carried out as part of the SEA process, and members of the public and interested organisations are invited to make a written submission with respect to the draft Plan, the draft Environmental Report and the draft Natura Impact Statement, before the 3rd October 2018. All three documents are included below. (Appendix F of the draft Plan contains a description of each of the Priority 8 FPM Catchments. High resolution versions of each of these descriptions are included below, to aid review of maps.)

A copy of each of the draft documents can also be inspected at the Department's offices at Kildare Street, Dublin 2, between the hours of 9 am - 5 pm, office days.

Submissions received in writing before 5 pm, Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, will be taken into consideration before the finalisation of the Plan.

Submissions can be made in writing by one of the following methods:

All submissions should include your name, contact address, contact details (including telephone number and e-mail address) and details of any organisation being represented.

Please note that it is intended to publish, on the Department's website, all submissions received. Submissions received are also subject to the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003 and may be accessed on foot of third party consultations.