Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Ceisteanna (465)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

465. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the work of a cross-Departmental group (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9911/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Deputy will be aware that the management of aquaculture and associated foreshore licensing functions in Lough Foyle gives rise to legal and jurisdictional complexities. Negotiations regarding the jurisdiction of the Lough Foyle area are, in the first instance, a matter for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

My Department organises and participates in an inter-departmental working group which is pursuing a way forward in terms of the future management of aquaculture and associated foreshore activities in Lough Foyle.

My Department will prepare and forward a briefing note on the matter to the Deputy within 10 days.