A public consultation has been opened by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, on a draft National Strategic Plan for the development of Sustainable Aquaculture.
The plan outlines how Government aims to achieve four key goals in the Aquaculture sector, which include building resilience and competitiveness in the sector, participating in a green transition, ensuring social acceptance and consumer information, and increasing knowledge and innovation.
On opening the consultation, Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue said: “The Aquaculture sector has become a key part of Ireland’s seafood industry and has become a significant contributor to food supply for the Irish and export markets. This Plan will provide a roadmap to allow the sector to reach its potential in a sustainable manner, while also creating jobs and new opportunities for seafood businesses.”
The draft plan is available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/d7bbd-public-consultation-on-the-national-strategic-plan-for-sustainable-aquaculture-development-2030/
Submissions can be made to NSPA@agriculture.gov.ie.