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Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board

Kilminchy Court
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Portlaoise
Co. Laois R32 DTW5
Tel: (057) 8631912
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New Appeal AP1/2018 Inishfarnard, Co. Cork

Appeal Reference NoSubject Matter of AppealAppellantBoard Decision and Date
AP1/2018 Appeal against the decision of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to amend an existing Aquaculture Licence to Marine Harvest for the cultivation of Atlantic Salmon on site T5/233 at Inishfarnard, Co. Cork. Marine Harvest Ireland  Pending determination
In accordance with Section 45(1) a person who is not a party may make submissions or observations in writing to the Board in relation to an appeal. Such submissions or observations may be made on or before 8 February 2018, being the period of one month beginning on the day on which the Board last received a notice of appeal. As provided for in Section 45(2) any submissions or observations received by the Board after the expiration of this period shall not be considered by it.  

Update re AP2/2015 Shot Head

The Report of the Oral Hearing has been delivered to the Board. The Oral Hearing Report includes a number of recommendations in terms of additional information which should be sought by the Board before it makes a determination and the Board is now proceeding to seek that additional information. 

 The additional information being sought is as follows:

  • A Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement from Marine Harvest Ireland addressing the risk of sea-lice infestation of wild salmonids migrating from/to the  Dromagowlane and Trafask Rivers, and any resulting implications for local freshwater pearl mussel populations, based on available research and data, and an assessment of the potential impact of salmon farm waste on water quality, having particular regard to the maintenance of ‘good water status’ as required under the Water Framework Directive;
  • An assessment of the otter population of the Dromagowlane and Trafask catchments, and (if necessary) assessment of potential impacts on otters, including the potential impact of declining wild salmon stocks;
  • An assessment of the potential impact upon the common seal populations in the Glengarriff Harbour and Woodland SAC; and
  • As assessment of the potential impact upon wild birds within nearby Special Protected Areas.

 

Arising from the receipt of the report of the Oral Hearing, the ALAB Board reviewed again the timescale for determination of this appeal at its meeting on 13 December2017, and has formed the view it will not be in position to determine this Appeal by 31 January 2018 as it is required to seek and then consider the assessments referred to above.

Accordingly the Board hereby gives notice, as provided for in Section 56(3) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997, that it is the intention of the Board that the Appeal will be determined by it as soon as practicable and by no later than 31 October 2018.

Update re AP1/1-4/2017 and AP6/1-2/2017 Braade Strand, Gweedore, Co Donegal

Two further appeals (namely AP6/1-2/2017) against a decision by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to grant a licence on Site T12/461A, in the same bay as the existing 9 appeals (namely AP1-4/2017). The Board has decided to exercise the discretion granted to it pursuant to section 42 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997, treat two or more appeals as, and the appellants as parties to, a single appeal. Accordingly the two new appeals shall be consolidated with the existing appeals and it is the intention of the board to determine all the appeals together. 

In that context the Board reviewed the timescale for determination of this appeal and has formed the view it will not be in position to determine the Appeals (namely AP1-4/2017) by 31 December 2017, due to the inclusion of the new appeals. Accordingly the Board hereby gives notice, as provided for in Section 56(3) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997, that it is the intention of the Board that these Appeals will be determined by 31 May 2018.

 

 


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