Gallagher, Pat the Cope

Thursday, 10 March 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 599 No. 4

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Written Answers - Fishing Industry Development.

I am aware of the concerns expressed by business interests in Donegal about the future of the fishing industry there. Indeed, as the Deputy will be aware, the fishing industry in Europe and elsewhere ...More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

The Deputy refers to a recent report, A Preliminary Investigation on Shelf Edge and Deepwater Fixed Net Fisheries to the West and North of Great Britain, Ireland, around Rockall and Hatton Bank. This ...More Button

The Government has consistently ruled out buy out as an effective means of achieving the restoration of salmon stocks. Since 2002, it has instead promoted the application of quotas on commercial fishi...More Button

As I informed the House in my response to the same question from the Deputy on 22 February last, under the Fisheries Acts 1959 to 2001, the issuing of permit charges for angling is an operational matt...More Button

The areas to which the Deputy refers are closed areas for one species only, orange roughy, which inhabits a deep sea fishery. Deep sea quotas were introduced for the first time in 2002, covering the y...More Button

The matter has been investigated by my Department’s engineering division and I am advised that the effect on fisheries of the works undertaken by the local authority are expected to be minimal. Offici...More Button

Written Answers - Marine Safety.

The recommendations referred to by the Deputy were outlined in a report of the marine casualty investigation board on the tragic incident which involved the collision between the yacht Debonair and th...More Button

Written Answers - Port Development.

The Department has had no discussions with Dublin City Council regarding the future use of port lands on the southside of the River Liffey, nor has it carried out any analysis of the possible future u...More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 103 and 105 together. I rely upon the advice of the National Salmon Commission, NSC, and the National Fisheries Managers Executive, NFME, regional fisheries boards’ ma...More Button

I am advised that the Department has exchanged correspondence with the north Atlantic salmon fund, NASF, on the management of the Irish wild salmon fishery in recent years. I understand that a meeting...More Button

Written Answers - Fishing Vessel Licences.

The Control of Fishing for Salmon Order 2005 authorises the issue of commercial fishing licences by regional fisheries boards and prescribes the criteria under which those licences may be issued. The ...More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

It is the Government’s view that our salmon stock is a national asset, which must be conserved and protected, as well as being exploited as a resource, on a shared and sustainable basis. A delicate ba...More Button


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