Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
663. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if salmon farm licences that have ceased to operate at sites for a continuous period of more than two years will be revoked; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49502/21]
Section 69 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997 (Revised) sets out inter alia, the circumstances in which an aquaculture licence may be revoked including where aquaculture has ceased for a continuous period of 2 years. The Deputy should be aware however, that Section 69 of the relevant legislation also provides for the non-revocation of such an aquaculture licence in circumstances where the Minister, in accordance with the provisions of this legislation considers it appropriate.