Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
The herd number provided was approved into GLAS 1 with a contract commencement date of 1st October 2015.
Unfortunatley the original contract holder passed away on Deecember 5th 2018. My Department wrote to the "Reps of" by letters of 4th July and 8th August 2019 to enquire if anyone would be in a position and willing to take over the GLAS contract. As a change of contract request was not submitted within the timeframe, the representatives were further advised by letter dated 2ndSeptember 2019 that the GLAS contract was withdrawn.
A change of contract request was then received in the GLAS section on 30th September 2019. The person named was advised by letter dated 30thSeptember 2019 that the GLAS contract had been withdrawn and the option of appealing this decision was outlined in that letter.
A letter of appeal was received by the Agricultural Appeal Office on February 3rd 2020. A response issued the same day requesting details of any extenuating circumstances as the appeal was outside the three month period allowed. As no response was received the appeals office advised by letter of 27thOctober 2020 that the appeal was closed.
The person named contacted the appeals office by letter 17thMay 2022. This letter is being reviewed by the appeals office and they will be in direct contact with the person named when the review is complete.
239. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his Department's procedure for informing the public of the receipt of foreshore applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31168/22]
My Department has responsibility for foreshore licensing functions in respect of designated harbour centres, activities wholly or primarily for the use, development or support of aquaculture, and activities which are wholly or primarily for the use, development, or support of wild fisheries.
Applications for Foreshore licences are considered in accordance with the provisions of the 1933 Foreshore Act and applicable EU legislation. The licensing process involves consultation with a wide range of scientific and technical advisers as well various consultees and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage which is a statutory requirement. The legislation also provides for a period of public consultation. This period of public consultation is advertised in a newspaper, which circulates in the area close to the application site. Details of the site and purpose of the application are included in this advertisement. At the time of public consultation the Foreshore application and supporting documentation is made available for physical inspection at the appropriate local Garda Station.
The question asked by the Deputy is an operational matter for Bord Iascaigh Mhara who administer grant schemes for the aquaculture sector. I have forwarded the Deputy's question to BIM for direct response.