Dáil Éireann - Volume 616 - 21 March, 2006
Written Answers. - Fisheries Protection.
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry
350. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if a fish farm (details supplied) has licences to transport fish from their cages to fish farms (details supplied); the recorded levels of sea lice on these rivers each year for the past 15 years; the recorded levels of sea lice for the above mentioned fish farm; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10042/06]
Mr. Browne Mr. Browne
Mr. Browne: The finfish farming sites adjacent to Clare Island in respect of which licences were granted to Feirm Farraige Oileán Chliara Teoranta are now operated by Marine Harvest Ireland Limited. The latter company is also the licensee in respect of sites in Clew Bay that were previously licensed to Curraun Fisheries Limited and Seastream Limited, respectively.
The licence for the Clare Island smolt production site contains a condition that fish are not to be moved outside the licensed area save with the written permission of the Department. The Department has asked the licensee for details of any fish movements from this area, and will review the position on receipt of this information. The data on sea lice levels requested by the Deputy are being compiled and will be forwarded to him as soon as possible.
Dáil Éireann 616 Written Answers. Fisheries Protection.