Public meeting taking place to discuss seaweed ‘privatisation’

SeaweedThe government is being accused of moving to privatise seaweed cutting along the west coast including Donegal.

Arramara Teoranta was a state-owned body which was founded in 1947 to utilise the large resource of seaweed available, it has now been sold to a private Canadian company.

The company, along with another in Donegal has applied for the rights to harvest seaweed which it's claimed could have a devastating impact on the income for those in Donegal that farm seaweed.

Councillor Michael Colm Mac Giolla Easpaig says a public meeting is taking place tonight (Friday) in Kincasslagh to address those concerns: