Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
Fishing Industry Development
Question 788: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he will provide details of the independent appeals mechanism in place for fishermen to appeal a refusal for consideration under the hardship compensation scheme; and the criteria involved. [17381/07]
The Salmon Hardship Scheme provides that in all cases an independent appeals procedure will apply in respect of decisions of the administrative authority, BIM. Applicants who are unsuccessful may appeal the decision of BIM by submitting an appeal in writing to the Independent Appeals Officer. A number of nominees for the position and the detailed modalities are under consideration at present and should be finalised in the immediate future.