Written answers

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Protected Disclosures

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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821. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his attention has been drawn to a case (details supplied); if the case has been assessed and conclusions made; the steps he has taken regarding the case and the information it has provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45379/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The protected disclosure referred to deals with operational fisheries control matters, responsibility for which rests with the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority. I am aware of the issues raised in this disclosure and I can assure the Deputy that it is being treated with the utmost seriousness.

The matter is being considered by the SFPA, which is the body legally assigned responsibility for fishery control matters. Given the nature of the issues raised, I have asked the SFPA to keep me informed of developments.


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