Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
916. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if a reply will issue to a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied) in relation to the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5989/20]
The correspondence referred to has not been directly received by my Department or Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The IFI issued angling guidelines in relation to Covid-19 on 27 March and updated these on 5 May. My Department has forwarded the correspondence, received from the Deputy, to the IFI and asked it to consider it in the context of any further updated guidelines it may issue.
While inputs are appreciated, I should emphasise that angling guidelines must be based on the advice of NPHET and any revision of same will be based on such advice.
I am happy to advise that angling representative bodies have confirmed to me their support for the guidelines and continue to encourage their members to comply with all measures advised by NPHET.