Consultation on Dundalk Cockle Natura Permits Policy


A public consultation is now underway in respect of the Dundalk Bay Natura Permits Policy.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of those with an interest in the Dundalk Bay cockle fishery regarding the permits policy for that fishery. This consultation is being carried out in conjunction with the review of the Fisheries Natura Plan in place for cockle fishing in Dundalk Bay.

The information received during the consultation will inform policy decisions on the further development of the permits policy, particularly the definition of a transparent set of criteria for issuing additional permits in future years, where the fishery biomass and Total Allowable Catch are sufficient to accommodate additional fishers.

If you wish to respond to this consultation, you are invited to complete a submission online here

Please note: The survey will not operate correctly using Internet Explorer. To participate in the survey you should use a different browser.

Alternatively, you can download and complete the Consultation Submission Document

Download Consultation Document - Dundalk Cockle Natura Permits Policy

The Consultation Submission Document can be returned via email or post and marked with the subject line 'Dundalk Cockle Permits Policy Consultation' to:

Marine Programmes Division
Department of Agriculture Food & Marine,
National Seafood Centre,
Co. Cork P85 TX47


Enquiries concerning this consultation to

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 18 June 2021.