Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Sustainable Seaweed Harvesting: Motion [Private Members]
Let me deal with Bantry. We ratified the Aarhus Convention in June 2012.
We are not quite sure when the licence relating to Bantry was granted. The Minister of State might confirm that. According to the reply to a Parliamentary Question put down by Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony on 16 May, the licence commenced on 21 March 2014. It was given in principle in 2009 or 2011 and was finally given in 2014. We had signed and ratified the Aarhus convention. I am not sure if the Minister of State understands the Aarhus convention.