MARINE NOTICE 030 of 2015

Portumna Castle Harbour and Forest Park; © esri; click to Shannon Map esri
Portumna Harbour and Forest Park; © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No 30 of 2015

Shannon Navigation

Lough Derg Portumna

Protection of Protected Bird Species

Waterways Ireland has been advised that rare and protected birds are present and breeding in the vicinity of Portumna Forest Park, which is between Bonaveen Point and Silver Islands.
Masters should note that this area is deemed „Non-navigable “ per the Shannon Navigation Guide and should remain in the navigation channel at all times nor attempt a passage in small craft such as a dinghy or canoe into the area, in the interest of protecting and minimising disturbance to these nesting birds between now and the 31 August
Masters are also advised that deliberate disturbance to nesting birds and their habitat is illegal under the Wildlife Act (1976).
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their co-operation in this matter.

C.J.Lawn, Inspector of Navigation, 27 April, 2015

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