Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Aquaculture Industry: Discussion

Ms Catherine McManus:

Exactly. That has been our problem because while areas did not have the conservation objectives and plans set out, the industry was told that the licence review or renewal or new application could not be progressed until the objectives were in place. It was really the delay by the State in first assessing the bays and the waters that we work in and then preparing the conservation objectives. That held up any progress on licensing.