* To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when it is intended that a licence available for an offshore salmon farm, with particular reference to proposals for such a site off the coast of the Aran Islands, will be advertised.
– Seán Kyne.
No application has been received in respect of a deep sea fish farm off the Aran Islands. However it is understood that such an application is being prepared on behalf of Bord Iascaigh Mhara.
An application, if received, will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997 which include a period of public consultation.