Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Weighing of Fisheries Products: Discussion
Mr. Paschal Hayes:
Does the Deputy mean the third option? I outlined this for Deputy Mac Lochlainn earlier. There was a subsequent meeting on 11 February when a lease proposal was put forward by the sector. The owners of the machine attended a meeting on 21 February and said that this was not going to happen and that there was not going to be a lease agreement. In other words, the transfer model was not going to change at that stage. From 21 February to 6 March, we were looking at what we could do in those circumstances. The option that was not compliant with the control plan was withdrawn on 6 March.