2017/18

List of Classified Bivalve Mollusc Production Areas in Ireland

(28 June 2017)

 

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Production Area and Link to Map

Boundaries

Bed Name

Species

Class

 

Notes

 

Lough Foyle

Magilligan Head to

Inishown Head

All Beds

Mussels

Oysters

B

B

 

 

Trabreaga

Malin Head to Dunaff Head

All Beds

Oysters

A*

*Seasonal A 01 Dec - 01 Mar Reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Lough Swilly

Fanad Head to

Dunaff Head

All Beds

Mussels

Oysters

B

B

 

 

Mulroy Bay

Melmore Head to

Ballyhoorisky Point

All Beds

Mussels

 

A

 

 

 

Oysters

B

 

 

Scallops

B

   

Gweedore

Carrick Point to Carrickacuskeame and Torglass Island to Dunmore Point

All Beds

Oysters

B

 

 

Dungloe

Wyon Point to Burtonport Pier

Dungloe

 

 

 

Oysters

 

 

 

B

 

 

Tearman

Oysters

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 Nov - 01 Aug reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Traweenagh

Dooey Point to Crohy Point

All Beds

Oysters

A

 

 

Gweebarra

Gweebarra Point to Cashelgolan Point

All Beds

Oysters

A

 

 

 

Loughras Beg

Loughras Point to Gull Island

All Beds

Oysters

B

 

 

McSwynes Bay (Bruckless)

Carntullagh Head to Pound Point

Bruckless

Mussels

Oysters

B

B#

#Premliminary Classification (Note 2)

 

Donegal Harbour

Doorin Point to Rossnowlagh Point.

All Beds

Oysters

Mussels

B

B

 

 

Drumcliff

Raghly Point to Deadman’s Point

All Beds

Mussels

Oysters

Clams

Cockles

B

A

B*

B

*Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-Activating (Note 3)

 

Sligo Harbour

Deadman’s Point to Killaspug Point

All Beds

Oysters

 

     A*

 

*Seasonal A 01 July - 01 Feb reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Ballysodare

Killaspug Point to

Derkmore Point

All Beds

Mussels

B

 

 

Killala Bay

Ross Point to Iniscrone Point

All Beds

All licensed Beds

Mussels

Oysters

B

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 Feb - 01 Aug reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

 

Blacksod Bay (Belmullet)

 

Blacksod Point to Kanfinalta Point

 

All Beds

 

Oysters

 

A*

 *Seasonal Classification 01 Jan - 01 Sept reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).  

Inishkea Islands

 South East Corner Iniskea South Island to Carrickalaveen Rock to 54° 05.176’N 10° 12.09’W to 54° 07.916’N 10° 09.827’W to 54° 07.759’N 10° 10.892’W and Bounded to the West by the Iniskea Islands

 

All Beds

 

Razors

   

  A #

 

#Preliminary Classification (Note 2)

 

Achill North Classified Production Areas

Kinrovar Point to Ridge Point and Achill Bridge East to Achill Bridge West

North Sound

 

Native Oysters

A*

 *Seasonal Classification 1 Dec to 01 Apr, reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Bealacragher

Mussels

A*

 *Seasonal Classification 01 Dec - 01 Jun reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Saula

Gigas Oysters

A

 

 

Bunacurry

Gigas Oysters

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 Oct - 01 Aug reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Doriel Creek

 

Oysters

 

A*

 

*Seasonal Classification 01 Dec -  01 Mar reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Achill South Classified Production Areas

Achill Bridge east to Achill Bridge West and Bolinglanna to the Southernmost Point of Achill Beg

Balfarsad

Oysters

A

 

 

Corraun

Oysters

A

 

 

Clew Bay Classified Production Areas

Area within a one nautical mile (1,852 M) radius of Roskeen Point (53° 53.46’N, 09° 40.10’ W)

Tieranaur Bay

 

Inisquirk

Oysters

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 Oct - 01 July reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Area bounded to the west by a line from Mulranny Pier to Old Head and to the south east by 09° 35.37’ W and to the north east by a line due north and east respectively from the point at which 09° 37’ W and 53° 52.60 N intersect

Corrie Channel

Mussels

 

A

 

 

 

Oysters

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 mar - 01 Sept reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Rosslaher

Mussels

A*

 *Seasonal Classification 01 Mar - 01 Aug reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Oysters

A*

 *Seasonal Classification 01 Dec - 01 Aug reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Mynah

Oysters

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 Dec - 01 July reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Inishlaughil

Mussels

A

 

 

Carrowholly

Oysters

A

 

 

Murrisk

Oysters

A

 

 

Mussels

B*

*Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)

 

Killary Harbour

Rusheen Point to Rossroe Quay

All Beds

Mussels

B

 

 

Ballinakill

Renvyle Point to Cleggan Point

All Beds

Mussels

 

A

 

   

Oysters

A*

 *Seasonal Classification 01 Dec - 01 April reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Streamstown

Gubarusheen Point to Omey House ruins to Ardoe

All Beds

Oysters

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 Nov - 01 June reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Clifden Inner

Errislanan Pier to Dooghbeg Quay (ruins)

All Beds

Mussels

 Clams

B

A

 

 

Clifden Outer

Errislanan Pt to western most point of Turbot Island to westernmost point of Ardmore Island and from Errislanan point to Dooghbeg Quay (ruins)

All Beds

Clams

A

 

 

Mannin Bay

Errislanan Point to Knock Point

All Beds

Oysters

A

 

 

Kilkieran Bay North

Area bounded to the North, Kylesalia Creek to Northern edge Crow Island;to the East, Garrivinnagh Quay to Leighon Island; and to the South, Kilkieran Point to the Southern Edge of Inchagaun Island.

Kilkieran North

Oysters

A

 

 

Casheen Bay

Dinnish Point North to Green Island off IIIauneeragh

Casheen Bay

Mussels

B*

 *Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)

 

Galway Bay Classified Production Areas

Ardfry Point to Kilcolgan Point

Mweeloon Bay

Mussels

Oysters

A*

A

*Seasonal A 01 Mar - 01 Oct reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Kilcolgan Point to Deer Island to Aughinis Point Excl Kinvarra Bay.

Corraduff Beds

 

Oysters

 

A

 

 

 

Killeenaran Beds

Mussels

 

Oysters (Gigas)

 

Clams

B

 

A*

 

A

 *Seasonal Classification 01 Mar- 01 Aug reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Native Oysters

A

 

 

Clarenbridge

  Mussels

Oysters

     B

B

 

 

Knockapreaghaun Point to Goragh Island to Newtownlynch pier, and Polagh Quay to Lamb Is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Polagh Quay to Lamb Is and Hags Is to Scorreemore PT

 

 

 

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Aughinis Point to New Quay

Doorus Point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oysters

A

 

 

 

 

 

 
Kinvarra Bay

Mussels

Oysters

     B

     A

 

 

Aughinis

Oysters

 

Mussels

A

 

B#

 

 

# Premliminary Classification (note 2)

 

Finnivarra Point to Muckinis Point

Poulnaclough Bay

Mussels

B

 

 

Oysters

A*

 

Seasonal Classification 01 Oct - 01 June reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Clams

A

 

 

Ballyvaughan

 

Oysters

A*

*Seasonal A 01 Spet - 01 Dec reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Shannon Estuary.

 

Carrigaholt Classified Production Areas

Kiloher Head to Leck Point and Corlis Point to Beal Point

Carraigaholt

Oysters

A

 

 

College Bay

Oysters

A

 

 

Rinneville Beds

Oysters

A

 

 

Poulnasherry

Corlis Point to Baurnahard Point

Inner

 

Cammogue

(Outer)

Oysters

 

Oysters

A

 

A

 

 

 

Askeaton Trumerra Bay

Area bounded by a line from Knockfinglas to Beal Point to Corlis Point to Baurnahard Point to Crusheen Point to Aylevaroo Point

All Beds

Oysters

B*

*Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)

 

Ballylongford

Beal Point to Knockfinglas Point

All Beds

Oysters

B

 

 

Tralee Bay

Kerry Head to Brandon Head

Inner

Maharees

Oysters

Oysters

B

A#

#Preliminary Classification (Note 2)

 

Castlemaine (Cromane)

Inch Point to Rossbeigh Point

All Beds

Mussels

B

 

 

Oysters

B

 

 

  Cockles        B  

 

     

 

Valentia River

Bray Head to Reencaheragh Point and Douglas Head to Fort Point

All Beds

Oysters

B

 

 

Kenmare River Classified Production Areas

Lamb’s Head to

Cod’s Head

Sneem

/Tahilla

Mussels

 Oysters

B

B

   

Templenoe

Oysters

B

 

 

Coosmore

Mussels

 

A

 

   

Cleandra

 

 

Mussels

 

A

 

 

 

Ardgroom

Mussels

 

A

 

 

 

Kilmakilloge

Mussels

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 Jan - 01 Mar reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Bantry Bay Classified Production Areas

Ardnakinna Point to Fair Head and Lonehort Point to Bank Harbour

Area bounded to the North by a line from Gortnakilla Pier to a point at 51° 37.5’N, 09° 42’W to Whiddy Point West to Relane Point.

Sheep’s Head to

Black Ball Head

 

C’townbere

 

 

Mussels

 

Oysters

 

 

Urchins

 

A

 

B

 

 

A

 

 

 

Gearhies

Mussels

B*

*Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)

 

Glengarrif

Mussels

A

 

 

Seal Harbour

Mussels

A

 

 

Bantry Middle (North Chapel)

Mussels

A*

*Seasonal A 01 Mar - 01 July reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Bantry North (Snave)

Mussels

A

 

 

Adrigole

Mussels

Oysters

B

B

 

 

South Chapel

Mussels

B

 

 

South Shore

Urchins

A

 

 

Dunmanus Bay

Sheep’s Head to

Three Castle Head

All Beds

Mussels

Sea Urchins

B

A

 

 

Roaringwater Bay

Cousnaganniv Point to Frolic Point

All beds

Mussels

A

 

 

Sherkin North

Licensed sites

All licensed Beds

Oysters

B

   

Sherkin Kinnish

Drawlaun Point to

Long Point

All licensed Beds

Oysters

A

 

 

Kinsale

Shronecan Point to Preghane Point

All Beds

Oysters

B

 

 

Oysterhaven

Ballymacus Point to Kinure Point

All Beds

Oysters

Mussels

 

B

B

 

 

Cork Harbour Classified Production Areas

Between 8°16.4’ W and 8° 15.6’ W.

Between 8°14.6’W and 8°13.2’W.

Ahada Pier to Gold Point

North Channel West

 

North Channel East

 

Rostellan*

Oysters

 

 

Oysters

 

Oysters

B

 

 

B

 

B*

 

 

*Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)

 

Youghal

Knockadoon Head to Knockaverry

All Beds

Oysters

 

Clams

B

 

B#

 #Preliminary Classification (Note 2).

 

Dungarvan

Helvick Head to

Ballynacourty Point

All Beds

Oysters

A*

*Seasonal A 01 Aug - 01 May reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Waterford Harbour Classified Production Areas

Creadan Head to

Hook Head to Passage East Tower to RHE Kings Bay

All Beds

Mussels

 

 

 

 

B*

 

 

 

 *Seasonal Classification 01 Aug - 01 Mar reverts to Class C at other times (Note 1).

 

Harry Lock Bay

Surf Clams Spisula species

B

 

 

 

Woodstown

 

Oysters

 

 

A

 

 

 

Bannow Bay

Ingard Point to Clammer’s Point

All Beds

Oysters

B

 

 

Mussels

B

 

 

Ballyteigue Bay

Ballymadder Point to Crossfarnoge Point

All Beds

Oysters

B

 

 

Rosslare

Area bounded to the North by 52˚ 18.5’N, to the South by 52˚ 15.5’N, to the West by 006˚22’W and to the East by 006˚20’W.

All Beds

Razors

A

 

 

Curracloe

Area bounded as follows Cahore Point to 52˚.5668N 006˚.100W to 52˚.3833N to 006˚.15W to Curracloe Point

All Beds

Razors

A

 

 

Wexford Harbour

Rosslare Point to The Raven Point to Wexford Bridge

Outer

 

 

 

 

Mussels

B

 

 

North of Wexford Bridge

Inner

Mussels

C*

*Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)

 

Malahide

Area Bounded by a line from 53° 25.4’ N 06°07’W to a point 53° 25.4’ N 06°00’W to 53°32.3’N 06°00W and Drumanagh Point Lough Shinny

    All Beds

Razor clams

A

   

Skerries

Area bounded by a line from Drumanagh Point Lough Shinny to a point at 53°32.3’N 06°00W to a point at 53°37.7’N 06°00W to Braymore Point

All Beds

Razor Clams

A*

*Seasonal Classification 01 May - 01 Oct reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)

 

Gormanston

Area bounded by a line from Braymore Point to a point 53° 37.7’N 06°00W to a point 53° 47.7’N 06°00W to Clogher Head

All beds

Razor Clams

A

 

 

Dundalk Bay

Area bounded by a line from Clogher Head to a point 53° 47.7’N 06°00W to a point 54° 00’N 06°00W TO Ballagan Head.

All Beds

Cockles

 

Razor clams

B

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

Carlingford Lough (Irish Waters)

Ballagan Point to

Cranfield Point and Carlingford Point to Carrigaroan.

 

Ballagan

Razor Clams

 

 

 

Oysters

A*

 

 

 

A

 *Seasonal Classification 01 July - 01 Apr reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).

 

Greenore

Oysters

A

 

 

 

Carlingford Outer

 

Mussels

 

 

A*

 *Seasonal Classification 01 Sept - 01 Feb reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).  

Rostreavor Quay to Greers Quay and Black Rock to Carrigaroan

   

 

 

Carlingford Inner

Mussels

B

 

 

 

To check on the status of any production area, click on the following link to the Marine Institute’s Shellfish Safety Data:

Marine Institute Shellfish Safety Data

 Scallops Harvested within Classified production areas:

 

All Scallops harvested within classified production areas classified as B unless harvested within classified production areas where all other mollusc shellfish are classified of being class A where such scallops may be classified as A.

 

 

 

Lapsed Classifications:

 

The classifications for the areas listed below have lapsed because they are no longer active, or because an insufficient number of samples were available for the review period, and are subsequently no longer classified.

 

Production Area                                                      Species

 

Sheephaven                                                             Mussels

 

Inver Bay                                                                  Mussels

Sligo Harbour                                                              Clams

Cromane                                                                      Clams

                                                                                                  

 

Notes:

 

*Note 1 Seasonal classifications

 

Where the data shows a clear seasonal trend over a number of seasons, different classification categories apply for different seasons. Details, where applicable, are given in column VI above.

 

 

#Note 2 Preliminary classifications

 

Classifications are described as preliminary when an area is being classified for the first time or after a period in suspension. The term may also be used where an incomplete dataset of results was to hand.

 

 NOTE 3 DORMANT FISHERIES:

 

Fishery has been dormant for at least 12 months, and limited monitoring data is available. Sites that remain dormant are in danger of ther Clssification becoming lapsed due to lack of monitoring data. Producers should contact their local SFPA office if Re-activating in order that monthly classification monitoring sampling may resume.

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