Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
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]
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.