Appeal against Marine Harvest’s salmon farm at Shot Head to be submitted by Save Bantry Bay

The license for a salmon farm at Shot Head has now been granted to Marine Harvest.

Save Bantry Bay are now in the process of preparing an appeal.

If you would like any more information, want to know how you might submit an appeal, or have any items you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to email us on:

To find out more about the appeals notice visit:

A copy of the notice regarding the decision to grant the licence is below:



FISHERIES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1997 (NO. 23) & FORESHORE ACT, 1933 (NO. 12) NOTICE OF DECISION TO GRANT AQUACULTURE AND FORESHORE LICENCES. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has decided to grant an Aquaculture Licence and a Foreshore Licence to, Bradán Fanad Teo t/a Marine Harvest Ireland, KINDRUM, FANAD, LETTERKENNY, CO. DONEGAL, REF: T5/555 for the cultivation of Atlantic Salmon; Salmo Salar on a site on the foreshore at SHOT HEAD, BANTRY BAY, CO. CORK. The reasons for this decision are elaborated on the Department’s website at nsing/aquaculturelicencedecisions/cork/ An appeal against the Aquaculture Licence decision may be made in writing, in accordance with Section 40 & Section 41 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act within one month of date of publication, to THE AQUACULTURE LICENCES APPEALS BOARD Kilminchy Court, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, by completing the Notice of Appeal Application Form available from the Board, phone (057) 8631912, e-mail at or website A person may question the validity of the Foreshore Licence determination by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986). Practical information on the review mechanism can be obtained from the Citizens Information Board, Ground Floor, George’s Quay House, 43 Townsend Street, Dublin 2. The documentation upon which the Minister determined the application is also available on the Department’s website as set out above and may be inspected free of charge at the Department’s Offices in Clonakilty, Co. Cork, by contacting the Aquaculture & Foreshore Management Division on 023 8859500.



REASONS FOR THE DECISION “Determination of Aquaculture/ Foreshore Licensing Application – 42.49 hectares Bradán Fanad Teoranta t/a Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has applied for an aquaculture licence for the cultivation of salmon on one site totalling 42.49 hectares at Shot Head, Bantry Bay, Co. Cork. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has determined that it is in the public interest to grant an Aquaculture/Foreshore Licence for site numbered T5/555. This determination takes into consideration that the proposed aquaculture will be located in suitable waters, has potential economic benefits, will have no significant ecological effects on wild fisheries, natural habitats, flora and fauna or the environment generally.”


An appeal against the decision of the Minister, to grant/refuse an Aquaculture Licence application, may be made in writing within one month of the date of publication of the decision in one or more newspapers circulating in the area to which the decision relates. Details of the appeal should be sent to the Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board (ALAB), Kilminchy Court, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, by completing the Notice of Appeal Application Form available from the Board. Contact details for ALAB are as follows: phone 057 8631912, e-mail or on their website



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