Fahey, Frank

Tuesday, 3 April 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 533 No. 6

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Written Answers. - Fishing Vessel Licences.

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has not been awarded tonnage on his boats; and the position with regard to his application.More Button

A special scheme was introduced some years ago, with EU approval, to regularise the position of vessels which, although part of the fishing fleet, had not been formally licensed or registered. It appl...More Button

Written Answers. - Lobster Fishing.

Was asked: the plan he has to introduce a licensing scheme for people who wish to engage in lobster fishing; and the position in this regard.More Button

I have asked my Department, BIM and the Marine Institute to jointly review and make recommendations to me on the possible parameters and criteria of a lobster fishery licensing scheme, taking into acc...More Button

Written Answers. - Fishing Catch.

Was asked: the quantities of fish which were landed at Clogherhead, County Louth in the period between 1 October 1999 and 30 September 2000.More Button

The Department's recorded landings data show that the quantities of fish landed at Clogherhead Pier, County Louth, in the period between 1 October, 1999 and 30 September, 2000 amounted to 1,190 tonnes...More Button

Written Answers. - Harbours and Piers.

Was asked: the grants given for onshore facilities at fishing ports, together with the total estimated cost of the project in each case for each of the years 1998, 1999 and 2000.More Button

The grants allocated for fishery harbour projects in each of the years 1998, 1999 and 2000 are as follows. It should be noted that apart from expenditure on the five fishery harbour centres, the grant...More Button

Written Answers. - Derelict Tug.

Was asked: the measures he intends to take to remove the derelict tug which currently constitutes a navigational hazard at Clogherhead Pier, County Louth.More Button

As previously stated in my reply on 14 November 2000, I have no direct role in relation to the removal of the derelict tug at Clogherhead Pier, County Louth. The statutory powers and responsibilities ...More Button

Written Answers. - National Salmon Commission.

Was asked: it he will sympathetically review the request of the Suir and Blackwater Estuary Fishermen for representation on the National Salmon Commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Question No. 136 on 20 March 2001 in which I confirmed that I have no plans to alter the balance of statutory representation on the National Salmon Commission at pres...More Button

Written Answers. - Energy Project Funding.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in allocating funding to the Energy Valley Project, Arigna, County Roscommon; when funding will be allocated; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Provision of £600,000 for grant aid towards the cost of a mining museum project at Arigna has been included in my Department's Vote since last year. The project was approved in principle by the Minist...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if he will increase the premium paid for forestry under Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1820/80 as amended by Council Regulation (EEC) No. 103088 from its low rate of £23 to the current rate of £67 per a...More Button

I am considering an increase in the premium payable under the Forestry Operational Programme, 1989-1993 from Exchequer sources. In view of the State aids aspect, any decision to have the cost borne by...More Button

Written Answers. - Water Quality.

Was asked: if he will report on the water quality in Lough Corrib, Lough Mask, Lough Conn and Lough Cerren for the year 2000; his views on this in regard to water quality levels in 1997; and if he will make a st...More Button

Primary responsibility for water quality issues is a matter for my colleague the Minister for the Environment and Local Government. However, in pursuance of their statutory remits in relation to the c...More Button

Written Answers. - Fisheries Protection.

Was asked: his views on the extent of roach in Lough Corrib; if he has any evidence of roach being present in Lough Mask; his Department's work and proposals in regard to the spread of roach in general; and if h...More Button

Responsibility for protection, management, conservation and development of fisheries in Lough Corrib and Lough Mask is a matter for the Western Regional Fisheries Board. The board advises me that a su...More Button

Written Answers. - BMW Region.

Was asked: the name, remit, budget and responsibility, including its headquarters and staff, of any organisation or agency under the aegis of his Department involved in any type of development in the BMW region;...More Button

It has not been possible, in the time available, to compile the information requested. Relevant details will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: if he will list every State agency, company, board, group, committee, commission, inquiry or authority which was set up under the aegis of his Department; and if he will give a brief outline of the ai...More Button

It has not been possible, in the time available, to compile the information requested. Relevant details will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Port Task Force.

Was asked: if he will give full details in relation to his recent announcement regarding the establishment of a special task force to deal with Dublin Port traffic; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

On 27 March 2001 I appointed an expert task force to advise me on transport logistics in connection with commercial seaports. This is the first time transport logistics will be assessed for our seapor...More Button

Written Answers. - Commercial Ports.

Was asked: the total tonnages for all the commercial ports for the years 2000 and 2001; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

In 1999, the latest year for which official throughput figures are published by the Central Statistics Office in the annual statistical release, Statistics of Port Traffic, 42.938 million tonnes of go...More Button

Written Answers. - Property Sale Guidelines.

Was asked: the policy guidelines laid down by his Department for purchasing or selling property and land in commercial harbours; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department is the regulatory and development authority for the maritime transport sector as well as the governing authority for the State's commercial ports. Sixteen harbour authorities operate und...More Button

Written Answers. - Consultancy Costs.

Was asked: the total amount of remuneration paid to date for consultancy services provided for the Shannon Foynes Port Company; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Shannon Foynes Port Company has paid £288,716 for consultancy services since it was corporatised on 18 September, 2000. The fees paid related to the provision of actuarial, financial, management, ...More Button

Written Answers. - Pension Deficit.

Was asked: the outstanding pension deficit for Limerick Harbour Commissioners prior to Corporatisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am advised that according to the annual report and accounts published by the Shannon Estuary Ports Company, the successor authority to Limerick Harbour Commissioners, the pension fund deficit as of ...More Button


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