Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development: Discussion

4:30 pm

Photo of Martin FerrisMartin Ferris (Kerry North-West Limerick, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

There appear to be fewer objections regarding shellfish farming and salmon compared with finfish and I understand there is far more of it. I know about the position in Dungarvan, extending back as far as Helvick Head, as people were working on it there approximately 20 years ago. The same is true in respect of Kenmare Bay, in large parts of County Donegal and all those areas where there was mussel and oyster farming. Communities were working on it and it appears as though communities have bought into it far more than they have in respect of the finfish farming.


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