Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
An independent group was appointed to carry out a review of the aquaculture licensing process on the 20thof December last. The Independent Review Group is currently holding a public consultation inviting submissions on matters relevant to review, which will close on the 10thFebruary next. This Public Consultation was advertised in the Irish Independent on Tuesday, January 10thlast and details of the consultation are also hosted on the Fishingnet.ie website. According to these sources, which are publically available: “All submissions may be published”. Any publication carried out will be done in compliance with the relevant legislation and associated procedures, including Freedom of Information, Access to Information on the Environment and Data Protection.
The decision as to the publication of information received during the public consultation is at the sole discretion of the Independent group, who if they decide to do so, will do so in compliance with the relevant legislative obligations.