The Kerry farm is licenced to harvest up to 500 tonnes (dead weight) of salmon in any one year, but they harvested just over 1100 tonnes in 2016 – over 121 per cent more than permitted.
The Minister revoked MOWIs licence.
The proposed closure of the Deenish site owned by MOWI has not taken place despite the Ministerial order to close the farm being issued in April 2019.
MOWI have launched a High Court Judicial Review of the Ministers decision and also appealed to the Aquaculture Licence Appeal Board.
The High Court case was adjourned generally in January 2020 and the case is still pending by the Aquaculture Licence Appeal Board (ALAB).