IFA WELCOMES NESC REPORT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AQUACULTURE

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IFA WELCOMES NESC REPORT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AQUACULTURE
15 Jun 2016

IFA WELCOMES NESC REPORT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AQUACULTURE

Aquaculture

A report published today by the National Economic and Social Council that strongly supports the development of the aquaculture sector in Ireland has been welcomed by IFA.

Richie Flynn, Executive of the Aquaculture section of the Association said that the detailed report would be studied by the industry, “The main findings support a lot of what IFA has been calling for in terms of the need for a more focused and coherent policy towards marine and freshwater farming. The report also recognises the key role that the sector plays in terms of employment, economic activity in rural areas and maintaining and enhancing the environment.

“There is an urgent requirement to build resilience in the sector through an overhaul of the licensing system and the NESC report should spur Minister Creed and the Department into action to finally tackle this issue.”

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