Protesters welcome withdrawal of oyster application license

first_imgProtestors have welcomed the withdrawal of an application for the oyster farm at Keadue strand was withdrawn, following local opposition to the location proposed.Declan McHugh of Sweeney McHugh Solicitors in Dungloe, released a statement last night (WED) on behalf of Manus Bonner of Belcruit, Kincasslagh, who had made the application to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine for an aquaculture license, “with the intention of returning home to operate the business”.The statement said “It was our client’s intention that such licence could be used along with the family lands to create a sustainable commercial business, which would have brought investment and employment to the area. “However, since the application for the licence has been advertised locally, our client has become aware of resistance to the proposed venture locally.“It was never our client’s intention, nor that of his family, to create any hostility or contention with his neighbours or the people who regularly use Keadue Strand.“While our client does not fully concur with the impact that the proposed venture would have on the Keadue Strand, having spent much time and resources planning the application, he has fully accepted the concerns raised by the local people and the submissions that have been lodged in opposition to the application for the above-mentioned license.“Our client, therefore, has instructed us to write to the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine to inform them of his intention to withdraw his application and further instructs us that he does not intend to make any further application at a later date in this regard.” Mr. Bonner’s was one of two applications submitted recently for oyster farms in the area.It is not known the status of the current application applied for overlooking Cruit Island in the name of Benedetta M.C. CazzamaliProtesters welcome withdrawal of oyster application license was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img