Application for oyster farm licence in Cruit Strand & Kincasslagh refused

An application for a controversial Oyster farm licence in Cruit Strand and Kincasslagh Bay has been refused by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The application had caused huge concern in the locality when initially made by the applicant with thousands of local submissions made to the Department voicing their objection.

One of the main fears was the potential impact the proposed oyster farm would have had on the natural beauty and surroundings in the area.

Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher and Leas Cheann Comhairle says the news will come as a huge relief to the community: