Large Trawlers To Be Banned From Irish Coasts


The government has announced it’s to ban large trawlers accessing waters within 6 nautical miles of the Irish coast.

The ban will apply for vessels over 18 metres in length from the 1st of January 2020.

It follows a lengthy public consultation on the subject, which ran from April to June this year.

In a statement, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, said the move would benefit smaller vessels who rely on inshore waters as well as the wider ecosystem and nursery areas.

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