Written Answers. - PESCA Initiative.

Wednesday, 7 February 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 461 No. 2

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  134.  Dr. Upton  Information on Pat Upton  Zoom on Pat Upton   asked the Minister for the Marine  Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett   what projects, if any, which are funded or have been approved for funding under the PESCA initiative of the second round of the structural funds; the name, purpose and location of each project; and the amount of Irish and European funding provided. [2691/96]

Minister for the Marine (Mr. Barrett): Information on Seán Barrett  Zoom on Seán Barrett  A total of 22 projects have been approved to date under the PESCA Community Initiative. These involve total investment of £1,023,954, involving £81,940 in national grants and £550,404 in EU aid. Details of these projects are set out in the Appendix.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), which is implementing the Pesca Programme on behalf of the Department of the Marine, is currently evaluating a second group of applications for PESCA funding. This process is expected to be completed shortly at which stage recommended projects will be submitted for my approval.

Zone 1 — Louth to Waterford (IR£)
Project Applicant Project Grant Approved
Cost Exchequer EU
1.2Training Programmes and Workshops for the implementation of a revised Quality Manual which takes account of ISO 9000 and HACCP. I.S.G.A. Naas Road, Dublin 12 18,000 900 9,000
1.3R & D feasibility study for a community-based fishermen's co-op to diversify into marinerelated activities. Ring Co-Op Helvick, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford 34,000 1,700 17,000
1.4(1) Socio-economic study of the fishing areas in County Waterford. Waterford Development Partnership Ltd., Lismore, Co. Waterford 5,300 265 2,650
(2) Multi-tier training programme to address the needs of fishermen. 12,280 614 6,140
[519][520]1.5Harvesting, collecting, notching,tagging and placing of femaleadult lobsters in the local fisheries. South Wexford Lobster Co-Op, Kilmore Quay, Co.Wexford 22,500 1,125 11,250
1.6Extensive bottom cultivation of mussels in Waterford Harbour. South-East Shellfish Co-Op, Passage East, Co. Waterford 152,500 7,625 76,250
1.7Harvesting, collecting, notching, tagging and placing of female adult lobsters in the fisheries along the East Waterford coast. East Waterford Lobster Co-Op Society, Kilmacleague, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford 9,000 450 4,500
1.8PESCA Development Officers September-December 1995 14,750 3,687 11,063
Total Zone 1: 268,330 16,367 137,852
Zone 2 — Cork and Kerry (IR£)
Project Applicant Project Grant Approved
Cost Exchequer EU
2.1Replacement of the existing vessel which operates a passenger ferry service in the Sherkin Island, Cape Clear and Schull area. K. & M. Molloy, Skeagh, Schull, Co. Cork 170,000 8,500 85,000
2.2Tuna canning feasibility study. BIM/IS & WFO, East End, Castletownbere, Co. Cork 25,000 6,250 18,750
2.3To establish a management/administration structure for a mussel co-op as well as monitoring to improve supply and production of rope mussels in Kenmare Bay. Kenmare Bay Aquaculture Co-Op, Lehud, Tousist, Killarney, Co. Kerry 63,200 3,160 31,600
2.4Harvesting, collecting, notching, tagging and placing of female adult lobsters in the fisheries from Courtmacsherry to Sheeps' Head. South-West Cork Fishermen's Co-Op, c/o Nigel Towse, (Chairman) Kilmoon, Sherkin Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork 40,000 2,000 20,000
2.5Scallop enhancement programme in Bantry Bay. Bantry Bay Inshore Fisher-Association, Bantry, Co. Cork 5,000 250 2,500
Total Zone 2: 303,200 20,160 157,850
Zone 3 — Clare, Galway and Mayo (IR£)
Project Applicant Project Grant Approved
Cost Exchequer EU
3.3Feasibility study on the potential of developing Belderrig Harbour for marine tourism. Belderrig Development Association, c/o Julie Scully, Meitheal Mhaigheo, Lower Main Street, Foxford, Co. Mayo 18,114 906 9,057
[521][522]3.4Harvesting, collecting, notching, tagging and placing of female adult lobsters in the fisheries of the Inishbofin Island area. Inishbofin Lobster Fishermen's Association, c/o Michael Murray, West Quarter, Inishbofin, Co. Galway 20,000 1,000 10,000
3.5(1) Construction of a marine fuelling installation, baitholding premises and gearstorage facilities. BIM/West Clare Co-Op, Carrigaholt, Co. Clare 28,000 7,000 21,000
(2) Development of a marine tourism programme at Carrigaholt. 15,960 3,990 11,970
Total: 43,960 10,990 32,970
3.6(1) Training Programme BIM/Forum, 30,000 7,500 22,500
(2) Aqua Tourism Course Connemara, 10,000 2,500 7,500
(3) Shellfish Cultivation Course Co. Galway 30,000 7,500 22,500
Total: 70,000 17,500 52,500
3.7Promotion of Aquaculture Development (Quarterly Information Booklet and Tidy Fish Farm Competition) Cáirde na Mara Teo, Lettermore, Co. Galway 9,100 455 4,550
Total Zone 3: 161,174 30,851 109,077
Zone 4 — Sligo and Donegal (IR£)
Project Applicant Project Grant Approved
Cost Exchequer EU
4.1Net mending facility. Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation, Killybegs, Co. Donegal 35,400 1,770 17,700
4.2Harvesting, collecting, notching, tagging and placing of female adult lobsters in the fisheries of the North-West. North & West Lobstermen's Co-Op Society, c/o John Gavigan, Creevy, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal 28,500 1,425 14,250
4.3Conversion of second-hand vessel for passenger cruising in the Sligo Bay Area. John Dwan, Rondavel, Doonally, Co. Sligo 139,950 6,995 69,975
4.5Mussel transplantation programme. Shellfish Services, c/o Ronan D'Doherty, Buncrana, Co. Donegal 39,900 1,995 19,950
4.6Extensive bottom cultivation of mussels in Louth Swilly. Gilbert Brown, Grange, Inch Island, Co. Donegal 47,500 2,375 23,750
Total Zone 4: 291,250 14,562 145,625
Total for all Zones: 1,023,954 81,940 550,404


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