Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (547)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

547. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made with respect to an appeal made against a decision to grant an aquaculture licence (details supplied) at Gaoth Dobhair Bay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28217/19]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board (ALAB) is the independent statutory body established for the purpose of determining appeals against aquaculture licensing decisions. In accordance with standard practice, my Department has been notified by ALAB that it has received appeals against the decision to grant the aquaculture licence referred to by the Deputy for the cultivation of oysters at a site on Braade Strand, Co. Donegal.

As ALAB is currently considering the appeals referred to by the Deputy as part of the statutory process, it would not be appropriate for me to comment further on the matter pending the conclusion of that process.