Killybegs Community Council voices Donegal Bay dumping concernsEnvironmental Issues // January 16, 2017
Donegal Now reports that Killybegs Community Council has added its voice to objections against a proposal by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to dump dredged material in Donegal Bay.
The Department announced last month that it proposes to seek permission from the Environmental Proection Agency (EPA) to carry out dredging in Killybegs Harbour to extend the Fishery Harbour Centre and to dump some of the spoil in Donegal Bay.
Fish farming interests in the area, represented by the Irish Farmers' Association, have recently come out strongly against the plan.
Now, Killybegs Community Council has expressed "serious concern" about the proposal.
In a letter to the EPA, the council members stated that the proposal "has the capacity to threaten the the local environment with devastating effect on the local inshore fisheries, aquaculture and tourist industries."
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