Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (153)

Seán Kyne

Ceist:

157 Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will report on the progress made in the development of off-shore aquaculture sites in costal areas such as County Galway. [23229/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

An application by Bord Iascaigh Mhara for an aquaculture licence for the cultivation of finfish near Inis Oirr in Galway Bay was received by my Department on 13th April. The application is currently being assessed by my Department in accordance with the provisions of the 1997 Fisheries (Amendment) Act.