Lodge an Appeal


Appeals Process
Customers, the public or environmental organisations aggrieved by a decision of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on an aquaculture licence application, or by the revocation or amendment of an aquaculture licence, may make an appeal within one month of publication (in the case of a decision) or notification (in the case of revocation/amendment).

Section 40.2 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997 states that:

A notice of appeal shall be served—

(a) by sending it by registered post to the Board,
(b) by leaving it at the office of the Board, during normal office hours, with a person who is apparently an employee of the Board

All appeals must be made in writing, accompanied by the relevant fee and should be addressed to:

The Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board (ALAB)
Kilminchy Court
Dublin Road
Co Laois.
R32 DTW5


Appeals received by the board
Under Section 40(4) of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1997, the Board, in determining an appeal has the option of:

(i) confirming the decision of the Minister to grant or refuse a licence or

(ii) determining and issuing its own aquaculture licence as if the application for the licence had been made to the Board in the first instance.

Where the Board determines that it wishes to alter the terms or conditions of a licence decision granted by the Minister, it does so by issuing its own licence with additional or altered terms and conditions.


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