Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (492)

Dara Calleary

Question:

492. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the regulations, guidelines or legislation which are in place on the harvesting of seaweed. [31845/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Section 3 of the Foreshore Act 1933 provides that the removal of any beach material from the foreshore is an activity that requires a foreshore licence. The definition of beach material in the Act includes seaweed, whether the seaweed is rooted on the foreshore or washed up by tidal action.