Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (556)

Clare Daly

Question:

556. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if in view of a recent television programme (details supplied) that showed breaches of licence conditions in some salmon farmers in Scotland, he is satisfied that the situation is different here. [26679/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Aquaculture licensing is administered by my Department in accordance with the provision of the 1997 Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1933 Foreshore Act and applicable EU Legislation.

Salmon farms are inspected on a regular basis by my Department's Marine Engineering Division and breaches of license conditions are examined by my Department in accordance with the applicable legislation.