NRW proposals for new controls on fishing for salmon and sea trout

Aug 28, 2017

Dear Local Fishery Group members and fisheries contacts 

NRW proposals for new controls on fishing for salmon and sea trout

After careful consideration of our evidence and wishing to take full account of the views we have received during our engagements with customers and stakeholders, we are now proposing changes to fishing controls to the salmon and sea trout net and rod fisheries.

We would like to make you aware that we have:

  1. Advertised a new Net Limitation Order
  2. Launched  a statutory consultation on  new byelaws for rod and net fishing

Both processes began on 22 August 17 and runs for 12 weeks.

The proposals include:

  • Maintaining the same number of net licences in the 13 public salmon and sea trout net fisheries
  • Making consistent the start and end of the  net fishing seasons:
    • Shortening the netting season by starting net fisheries no earlier than 1st May
    • Ending the netting season on the 31st July
  • Implementing full catch and release fishing on all net and rod fisheries for salmon
  • Requiring sea trout catch and release in rod fisheries on vulnerable rivers before 1st May
  • Setting a 60cm maximum size limit for sea trout in rod fisheries
  • Implementing method restrictions (bait, barbless hooks and trebles) so that released fish have a good chance of survival (Byelaws)

This is both a complex and, for many a contentious issue.  In order to help you, please find attached the executive summary to our technical case, summarising our approach.

A full set of documents including the technical case, byelaws, and response form can be found on our web site http://naturalresources.wales/catchcontrols2017

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us Fisheries.Wales@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk 

Annwyl aelodau’r Grŵp Pysgodfeydd Lleol a chysylltiadau pysgodfeydd

Cynigion Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru ar gyfer rheolaethau newydd ar bysgota ar gyfer eogiaid a brithyllod y môr

Yn dilyn ystyriaeth ofalus o’n tystiolaeth a’r dymuniad i roi ystyriaeth lawn o’r safbwyntiau a dderbyniwyd gennym yn ystod ein gwaith ymgysylltu â chwsmeriaid a rhanddeiliaid, rydym bellach yn cynnig newidiadau i reolaethau pysgota o fewn pysgodfeydd rhwyd a gwialen eogiaid a brithyllod y môr.

Hoffem eich hysbysu ein bod ni wedi:

  1. Hysbysebu Gorchymyn Cyfyngu ar Rwydi newydd
  2. Lansio ymgynghoriad statudol ar is-ddeddfau newydd ar gyfer pysgota â gwialen a rhwyd

Dechreuodd y ddwy broses ar 22 Awst 17 a byddant yn rhedeg am 12 wythnos.

Mae’r cynigion yn cynnwys:

  • Cynnal yr un nifer o drwyddedau rhwydi o fewn y 13 pysgodfa eogiaid a brithyllod y môr gyhoeddus
  • Gwneud dechrau a diwedd y tymhorau pysgota â rhwydi yn gyson:
    • Cwtogi’r tymor rhwydo drwy ddechrau pysgodfeydd rhwydi ddim cynt na 1 Mai
    • Gorffen y cyfnod rhwydo ar 31 Gorffennaf
  • Gweithredu trefn dal a rhyddhau wrth bysgota am eogiaid ym mhob pysgodfa rhwyd a gwialen
  • Gorfodi trefn dal a rhyddhau ar gyfer brithyllod y môr mewn pysgodfeydd gwialen ar afonydd bregus cyn 1 Mai
  • Cyflwyno uchafswm maint o 60cm ar gyfer brithyllod y môr mewn pysgodfeydd gwialen
  • Cyflwyno cyfyngiadau ar ddulliau pysgota (abwyd, bachau didagell a bachau trebl) er mwyn sicrhau bod gan y pysgod sy’n cael eu rhyddhau gyfle da i oroesi (is-ddeddfau)

Mae hyn yn gymhleth ac, i lawer o bobl, yn fater dadleuol. Er mwyn eich cynorthwyo, gweler ynghlwm y crynodeb gweithredol o’n hachos technegol, sy’n crynhoi ein dull.

Ceir set lawn o’r dogfennau, gan gynnwys yr achos technegol, is-ddeddfau, a ffurflen ymateb, ar ein gwefan http://naturalresources.wales/catchcontrols2017?lang=cy

Os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau, mae croeso i chi gysylltu â ni: Fisheries.Wales@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

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