Fisheries (Amendment) Act 1997

Granting of licences.

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14. (1) Where the Minister determines an application for a trial licence by deciding to grant the licence, the Minister shall grant the licence as soon as practicable after so deciding.

(2) Where the Minister determines an application for an aquaculture licence by deciding to grant the licence or a variation of the licence and no appeal is lodged against the decision within the time allowed by section 40 (1) for the lodging of such appeals, the Minister shall grant the licence or licence as so varied as soon as practicable after the last day on which such an appeal could be lodged.

(3) Where the Minister determines an application for an aquaculture licence by deciding to grant the licence or a variation of the licence and an appeal is lodged against the decision within the time allowed by section 40 (1) for the lodging of such appeals, the Minister shall not grant the licence or licence as so varied unless the appeal is, or where more than one appeal is lodged against the decision all of the appeals are—

( a) withdrawn, or

( b) determined by the Board pursuant to section 48 by confirming under section 40 (4) ( a) the decision of the Minister, or

(c) dismissed by the Board pursuant to section 51 ,

but shall grant the licence as soon as practicable thereafter.

(4) In this section, a reference to a case in which the Minister decides to grant an aquaculture licence shall include a reference to a case in which the Minister, following a review of an aquaculture licence in accordance with section 70 , decides to alter any or all of the terms of the licence, or to amend or delete any conditions to which the licence is subject, or to impose conditions or additional conditions in relation to the licence.