Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Aquaculture Industry: Discussion

Photo of Pádraig Mac LochlainnPádraig Mac Lochlainn (Donegal, Sinn Fein)
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In its presentation, the IFA dealt with the fact that it is dealing with so many European directives. There was that missed opportunity in terms of the Marine Planning and Development Management Bill. We will now see the establishment of the Maritime Area Regulatory Authority, MARA - "mara" being the Irish word for the sea. I would like to get a flavour of why it is so essential for legislation and a framework for the industry.