Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Air/Sea Rescue Service.
asked the Minister for the Marine the reason for the delay in deciding on the recommendations of the Inter-Departmental Committee on the Marine Search and Rescue Services as referred to in reply to Pa...
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Jobs in Sea Fishing.
May I ask the Minister when compiling statistics on sea fishing to keep the traditional sea fishing, as we know it, separate from mariculture proposals which is a different operation even though it is...
Do I take it that 50 new jobs were created in the last two years in the traditional sea fishing industry?
What are you talking about?
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rod Licence Income.
A Cheann Comhairle——
May I ask the Minister to inform the House of the number of brown trout £15 licences which were purchased last year in the Western Regional Fisheries Board area?
May I ask the Minister——
——if he accepts the very deep and genuinely held resentment among anglers in the western region——
——against the imposition of the licence?
I well appreciate why the Chair has to rush to the defence of the Minister on this.
I am not implying anything——
——other than that the Minister is on weak ground.
We know the false promises the Minister made last year before the Ard Fheis, to avoid embarrassment.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Abandoned Ships.
Will the Minister agree that any ship in difficulty on the high seas poses a pollution threat because of the extensive bunkering on board?
Would not the threat of oil pollution exist in every case? Will the special provisions which the Minister mentioned apply in all cases and not just in limited cases?
I am suggesting that there is always a threat of oil pollution at sea because of bunkering.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pollution in Fishing Waters.
Now we know why we got so many long winded replies.
They know in Fermoy where the blame lies.