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Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board

Kilminchy Court
Dublin Road
Portlaoise
Co. Laois R32 DTW5
Tel: (057) 8631912
Email: info@alab.ie

New Appeals AP6/1-2/2018 Dunmanus Bay, Co. Cork

Pursuant to Section 42 (1) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1997, ("the Act"), the Board may, in its discretion, treat two or more appeals as, and the appellants as parties to, a single appeal. The Board has decided at this time to exercise that discretion and to consider both appeals and the appellants as parties to a single appeal, as they relate to the same licence application.

Appeal Reference NoSubject Matter of AppealAppellantBoard Decision and Date
AP6/1/2018 (pdf 10,035Kb)  Appeal against the decision of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to grant an Aquaculture and Foreshore Licence to Dunmanus Bay Mussels Ltd., for the cultivation of Mussels using longlines and ropes at outer Dunmanus Bay, Co. Cork on Site T05/590A Barry Doyle Solicitors on behalf of Angela Putz, Robert Putz, Angela Putz Jr., Anna Putz and Cashelfean Developments Ltd and Dunmanus Bay Marine Association Pending determination

Update re AP2/2015 Shot Head – 10 April 2018

The Oral Hearing Report in this Appeal recommended that additional information be sought by the Board before it makes a determination. The Board has now obtained some of that information.  Arising from the Report at no 3 below, relating to birds, the Board formed the opinion that information was necessary for the purpose of enabling it to determine the appeal, and accordingly it served a Notice on the Marine Institute pursuant to s.47(1)(a) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997 ("the Act").  A response to that Notice has now been received. 

Accordingly the following are at the following link:

http://www.alab.ie/boarddeterminations/2015/scheduleofdocuments/

  1. Report dated 24th November, 2017 by Dr. Graham Saunders, comprising a Supplementary Briefing Note assessing the potential impact of the proposed Aquaculture on otter, in particular in respect of its status as a species of interest in the nearby Glengarriff Harbour and Woodland Special Area of Conservation (SAC);
  2. Report dated 1st February, 2018 by Alex Coram of St Andrews Marine Research comprising a Supplementary Briefing Note assessing the potential impact of the proposed Aquaculture on the common seal populations in particular in respect of its status as a species of interest in the nearby Glengarriff Harbour and Woodland SAC;
  3. Report dated 5 February, 2018 by Dr. Tom Gittings comprising a Supplementary Briefing Note assessing the potential impact of the proposed Aquaculture upon wild birds within nearby SPAS;
  4. Notice to Marine Institute dated 27 February 2018 issued by the ALAB Board pursuant to section 47(1) (a) of the Act; and
  5. Response of the Marine Institute dated March 28, 2018 to the section 47 Notice referred to at no 4 above.

Section 46(1)(a) of the Act provides that the Board may, if it is of the opinion that in the particular circumstances of an appeal, it is appropriate in the interests of justice to request a party who has made submissions or observations to the Board in relation to the appeal to make submissions or observations in relation to the above documentation. Submissions or observations have been sought and are to be provided to the Board by 1 May 2018.

As provided for in Section 56(3) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997, the Board has extended the time that the Appeal will be determined to 31 October 2018.

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

As provided for in Section 56(3) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997, the Board has extended the time that the Appeal will be determined to 31 December 2018.

 

Update re AP7-11/2017 Trawbreaga - May 2018

As provided for in Section 56(3) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997, the Board has extended the time that the Appeal will be determined to 29 March 2019

Update re AP2-5/2018 Lough Swilly – May 2018

As provided for in Section 56(3) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997, the Board has extended the time that the Appeal will be determined to 31 May 2019


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