15th October

Consolidation initiative to revitalise sustainable salmon farming in south Connemara

Marine minister Simon Coveney has approved the assignment of aquaculture licences from five individual operators to Bradán Beo Teoranta – a company established by Údarás na Gaeltachta to consolidate and revitalise sustainable salmon farming in the area.

Assignment took place with the agreement of the former licence holders and follows a lengthy examination by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Údarás and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht of all issues associated with salmon farming in south Connemara.


Former licence holders:

DMCI Golam Teo
Muirachmhainni Teo
Eisc Ui Fhlathartha Teo
Eisc Iathglas Teo
Muir Gheal Teo.  

“This assignment will consolidate operations in one licence holder and thereby greatly assist in the sustainable development of salmon farming in the area while also ensuring maximum ongoing protection of the environment.

“The initiative provides a good example of government departments and State agencies working together to secure a solid future for employment in the aquaculture industry,” commented Simon Coveney TD.



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