Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (492)

Dara Calleary


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.