Aquaculture licensing is administered through the Aquaculture and Foreshore Management Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The minister decides on applications made to the division on the approved application form and accompanied by the appropriate fees.
What you need to do
Any person who engages in aquaculture without a licence or who breaches the terms of a licence may be prosecuted through the courts. Any fine imposed by the court may, by Order of the Minister, also require you to remove any structures and/or equipment.
An application form for an aquaculture licence can be downloaded here or received from the Aquaculture Licensing Section.
From September 2015 once an application goes to Public Notice the relevant documentation will be available on the website for information at Aquaculture/Foreshore Licence Applications
Aquaculture and Foreshore Licence Templates have been developed which indicate the generic terms and conditions that apply to licences issued for the various types of aquaculture activity.
Who to contact
Send your completed form to
Aquaculture Licensing Section
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, National Seafood Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork