2018/2019 List of Classified Bivalve Mollusc Production Areas in Ireland (26 June 2018)

 

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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 B  
Lough Swilly Fanad Head to Dunaff Head All Beds

Mussels

Oysters

B*

B

* Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)
Mulroy Bay Melmore Head to Ballyhoorisky Point All Beds Mussels A  
Oysters B  
Scallops A  
Gweedore Carrick Point to Carrickacuskeame and Torglass Island to Dunmore Point All Beds Oysters B  
Dungloe Wyon Point to Burtonport Pier Dungloe Oysters A* *Seasonal Classification 01 Feb 01 June reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).
Tearman Oysters A* *Seasonal Classification 01 Oct  01 June 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#

#Preliminary 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

Cockles

B

A*

B

*Seasonal A 01 Jan- 01 June reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)
Sligo Harbour Deadman's Point to Killaspug Point All Beds Oysters B  
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*

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

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

Blacksod Bay (Belmullet) Blacksod Point to Kanfinalta Point All Beds Oysters A* *Seasonal Classification 01 Dec  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  
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 April, Reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).
Bealacragher Mussels A  
Saula Gigas Oysters A  
Bunacurry Gigas Oysters A  
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  
Rosslaher Mussels A  
Oysters A  
Mynah Oysters A  
Inishlaughil Mussels A  
Carrowholly Oysters B  
Murrisk Oysters A  
Mussels B* * Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)
Killary Aproaches 53°.712222N 009°.915433W to 53°.716666N 010°.135833W on Inishturk to 53°.599583N 010°.31895W on Inishboffin to Knocknasheoge Point at 53°.603333N 010°.048655W All Beds Razors A# #Preliminary Classification (Note 2)
Killary Harbour Rusheen Point to Rossroe Quay All Beds Mussels B  
Ballinakill Renvyle Point to Cleggan Point All Beds Mussels A  
Oysters B  
      Razors A# #Preliminary Classification (Note 2)
Streamstown Gubarusheen Point to Omey House ruins to Ardoe All Beds Oysters A* *Seasonal Classification 01 Nov - 01 Aug 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* *Seasonal Classification 01 Oct  01 July reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).
Mannin Bay Errislanan Point to Knock Point All Beds Oysters A  
Kilkieran Bay North Area boundedto 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 May - 01 Aug reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)
Kilcolgan Point to Deer Island to Aughinis Point Excl Kinvarra Bay. Carraduff Beds Oysters A  
Killeenaran Beds

Mussels

Oysters (Gigas)

Clams

A

A*

A

*Seasonal Classification 01 Mar - 01 Sept reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).
Native Oysters A  
Clarenbridge

Mussels

Oysters

B

B

 
Knockpreaghaun pt to Goragh Island to Newtownlynch pier, and Polagh Quay to Lambs Is. Doorus Point Oysters A  
Polagh Quay to Lambs Is and Hags Is to Scorreemore pt. Kinvarra Bay

Mussels

Oysters

A*

A

*Seasonal Classification 01 Sept  01 Jan reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).
Aughinis Point to New Quay Aughinis

Oysters

Mussels

A

B#

#Preliminary Classification (Note 2)
Finnivarra Point to Muckinis Point Poulnaclough Bay Mussels A  
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 Sept- 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

 
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* *Seasonal Classification 01 Nov  01 March reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).
Cleandra Mussels A  
Ardgroom Mussels A  
Kilmakilloge Mussels A* *Seasonal Classification 01 Dec  01 May 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

A

A

 
Glengarrif Mussels A  
Seal Harbour Mussels A* *Seasonal Classification 01 Dec  01 May reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).
Adrigole

Mussels

Oysters

B

B

 
Bantry North (Snave) Mussels A* *Seasonal Classification 01 Nov  01 June reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1).
Bantry Middle (North Chapel) Mussels A* *Seasonal A 01 Mar - 01 July reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)
Banty South (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 West (Kinnish) Drawlaun Point to Long Point All licensed Beds Oysters A* *Seasonal A 01 Nov - 01 April reverts to Class B at other times (Note 1)
Kinsale Shronecan Point to Preghane Point All Beds Oysters B  
Oysterhaven Ballymacus Point to Kinure Point All Beds

Oysters

Mussels

B

B*

* Dormant Fishery. Contact SFPA if Re-activating (Note 3)
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 Oct - 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  
Harry Lock Bay

Surf Clams Spisula species

Razors

B

 

A#

#Preliminary Classification (Note 2)
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°00'W 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°00'W 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°00'W 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°00'W to a point 54° 00'N 06°00'W 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 Oysters A  
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  

 

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
Drumcliff        Clams
Bantry Bay (Gearhies)     Mussels
Ballagan  Razors

 

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

Fisheries that have been dormant for at least 12 months, and limited monitoring data is available. Sites that remain dormant are in danger of other classifications 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.