Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (271)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

271. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an appeal by a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13056/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Appeals against Ministerial decisions in respect of Aquaculture Licence applications are considered by the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board (ALAB) which is an independent body established by Statute for that purpose.

A number of Aquaculture Licence applications for sites in Lough Swilly were determined by me on 30 November 2017, in accordance with the applicable legislation.

It is understood that appeals against these decisions may have been submitted to ALAB.

In view of the independent status of ALAB it would not be appropriate for me to comment further on the matter at this stage.