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Central Fisheries Board (CFB) Tagging Scheme
Common skate, tope and sharks are all part of the Central Fisheries Board's tagging system - most boat skippers comply with the request to assist in the tagging scheme, both in tagging and reporting catches.
and SEA TROUT
salmon (and sea trout over 40cm) kept must be tagged, and the logbook filled
· It is prohibited sell rod caught salmon or sea trout over 40cm between January 1st and October 31st. This is the traditional closed season.
EUROPEAN SEA BASS
· It is prohibited to take and kill more than two bass on any one day. (Bye-law No.667) The minimum overall size limit of 40cm allies, from tip of snout to end of tail The closed season runs from 15th May to 15th June.
COMMON, WHITE & LONG NOSED SKATE
· It is prohibited to take and kill any skate. The common skate has been delisted for specimen purposes, and only a record fish of > 221 lbs is allowed to be taken. In 2004 a fish estimated at over 230 lbs was taken off Cork and returned alive - well done to the angler and skipper and let's see a continuation in what is becoming a very successful conservation policy and practice.
Note: Penalties include confiscation of tackle and heavy fines.