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Environmental Impact Assessment (Fish Farming in Marine Waters) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Prohibition on the granting of a fish culture licence without consideration of environmental information

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Department shall not grant a fish culture licence as regards fish farming in marine waters where the proposed development will be likely to have significant effects on the environment by virtue inter alia of its nature, size or location unless it has taken into consideration the environmental information in respect of the proposed development and states in its decision that it has done so.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where the Department grants a fish culture licence as regards fish farming in marine waters following an appeal under section 11A(4)(b)(1) of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966.

(3) In a case to which regulation 14 (development in Northern Ireland likely to have significant effects in another Member State) applies, paragraph (1) of this regulation is subject to the procedures for which that regulation provides.

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Section 11A was inserted by Article 6 of the Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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