Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (468)

Clare Daly


468. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the person or body that gave permission to An Bord Iascaigh Mhara to send an aquaculture remote classroom bus to schools nationally to inform children that salmon farms are environmentally safe; the grounds on which this permission was given; and his views on whether the visits by the bus to schools may represent an attempt to greenwash salmon farming in view of the evidence that salmon farms are polluting and a danger to wild fish stocks. [16313/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) is the State agency with responsibility for developing the Irish sea fishing and aquaculture industries.  BIM is tasked with the sustainable development of the Irish seafood industry through a range of technical, training and business supports. 

 As the information requested relates to operational matters for BIM, I have forwarded the Deputy's question to BIM for direct response.