Dáil Éireann - Volume 639 - 10 October, 2007
Written Answers. - Wildlife Legislation.
Deputy Emmet Stagg Deputy Emmet Stagg
Deputy Emmet Stagg asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if, in view of the fact that the activities of commercial shoot operators are frequently unregulated and the need to regulate the shooting of wild animals and birds in the interest of conservation and sustainability, he will give a commencement date for section 36 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000 which deals with the licensing and regulation of shoot operators; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22300/07]
Deputy John Gormley Deputy John Gormley
Deputy John Gormley: Section 36 of the Wildlife Amendment Act, 2000 provides for the regulation of commercial shoot operators. This section, which is permissive in scope, has not yet been commenced because of the increasing demands of other high priority nature conservation requirements, in particular those associated with the European Communities (Natural Habitats) Regulations.
Dáil Éireann 639 Written Answers. Wildlife Legislation.