LEGAL pressure is being brought to bear on the Irish government to force it to prepare anti-pollution programmes for shellfish waters, under the EU Shellfish Water Directive. The European Commission is threatening Dublin with possible legal action at the European Court of Justice, if it does not by the end of this month, (September), advise it of a plan to implement the directive. EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström said: "Clean waters that support shellfish are amongst Ireland's assets. The absence of specific programmes to ...

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