Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (490)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

490. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the aquaculture licences renewed or further renewed pursuant to sections 19 and or 19A of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37362/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department does not issue or renew aquaculture licences pursuant to Section 19(A)4 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997.

Section 19(A)4 of the Act permits an operator who has applied for a renewal of an aquaculture licence to continue operating, subject to the terms and conditions of the original licence held, pending a determination in respect of the licence renewal application in question.