Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Ceisteanna (45)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

45. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he will issue the 100 aquaculture licence applications outside of the areas designated under the Habitats Directive which he indicated to Dáil Éireann on the 25 of September had been cleared for payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29367/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Determinations in respect of the licences referred to by the Deputy were made in 2012 and numbered 115.

The breakdown is as follows: 53 in Killary, 44 in Inner Bantry, three in Kinsale, ten in Dungloe, one in Trawenagh, one in Dunmanus Bay, two in Oysterhaven and one in Ventry.

To date 59 of the above licences have issued to applicants. The remaining are either under appeal to the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board or in final preparation for issue to applicants.