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DeeBantry Feb 14, 2017 04:13 PM
Hello there, I wonder could you help me - I am contacting you from Bantry Bay, Ireland - two issues environmentally have come to light - a plan for a large scale salmon farm by a company from Norway which the residents of the bay do not want and also a licence has been issued for the harvesting of 1860 acres of kelp forest in the bay, no Environmental Impact assessment has been completed - I'll attach herewith a link to the proposed kelp harvest. The residents of the area were not even consulted - no public meetings held in relation to the attached - this licence will decimate our bay which is home to many juvenile fish and other species - what can we do to stop this?
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EEA Feb 15, 2017 02:49 PM
Dear DeeBantry ,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Please be advised that the European Environment Agency has no mandate for providing legal or technical assistance for complaints relating to environmental legislation, and no powers of investigation related to the issue you raise in your email. Unfortunately, therefore, we are not able to help you.

Under the Treaty establishing the European Community, the European Commission is responsible for ensuring that European Community law is correctly applied. Anyone may lodge a complaint with the European Commission against a European Member State about any measure, which is considered to be incompatible with Community law. However, to be admissible, a complaint has to relate to an infringement of Community law by a Member State.

Complaints to the European Commission (The Directorate-General for the Environment) can be submitted via the following website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/contact/form_en.htm
See also http://ec.europa.eu/environment/legal/law/complaints.htm and http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/complaints_en.htm.

You may also contact the unit dealing with complaints in the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission at the following address:

Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea
Director "Implementation, Governance and Semester"
DG Environment
European Commission
200 rue de la Loi
BE-1049 Bruxelles

I hope this information may be useful to you.

Kind regards,