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IFA’s shellfish farming sector Chairman, Michael Mulloy, said today that the latest report by the EPA showing a dramatic increase in breaches of sewage treatment regulations around the coast must be acted upon immediately if Ireland is to retain its reputation for safe quality seafood.

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IFA President, Joe Healy has welcomed the publication today of the report of the Independent Aquaculture Licence Review Committee (IALRC) which was set up under FoodWise 2025 by Minister Creed to address the serious delays and flaws in the aquaculture licencing system managed by his Department.

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Aquaculture producers and members of IFA have expressed serious concerns with a proposal published in December by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to apply to the EPA for a licence to dump almost 100,000 tonnes of fine peaty silt in Donegal bay, threatening the health of millions of fish and shellfish farmed along the Donegal and Sligo coastline.

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Ireland steps up challenge of putting Blue Growth on European map – Flynn to head new European Consultative Council on Aquaculture.

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Protecting consumers, assuring supply, growing confidence – Galway, Ireland May 14 – 18, 2017

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