Sean Kyne, Minister of State with responsibility for rural affairs and natural resources, was speaking this morning (Friday 5 October) in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre, as Galway Bay FM reports.
The minister was attending one of a series of regional events for the public on the National Marine Planning Framework Baseline Report.
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the recently published report sets out the context in which the marine equivalent of the National Planning Framework is being developed.
The public consultation will remain open till Friday 14 December.
According to the Connacht Tribune, activist group Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages was scheduled to hold a silent demonstration outside the theatre.
The group protests the inclusion of salmon farming multinational Marine Harvest on the framework’s stakeholder consultation panel.