Gallagher, Pat the Cope

Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 603 No. 6

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Written Answers - Harbours and Piers.

The position in relation to the provision of funding for Doonbeg Pier is as outlined in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 250, dated 26 April 2005.More Button

Seafield Pier, Quilty is owned by Clare County Council, and responsibility for its repair and maintenance rests with the local authority in the first instance. The Department has not, to date, receive...More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

The management of the salmon and trout tagging scheme is the responsibility of the Central Fisheries Board and the regional fisheries boards. It has not been possible within the time available to gath...More Button

Written Answers - Fishing Vessel Licences.

In the event of the sale of a fishing boat entered on the fishing boat register, the former owner is required to apply to have the vessel removed from the register. Upon de-registration, the former ow...More Button

A capacity assignment form is available from the licensing authority for sea-fishing boats, Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2.More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

Under Irish legislation, measures are in place which control the movement of oysters and other shellfish from bays around the coast, including Lough Foyle, in line with the requirements of EU fish hea...More Button

Written Answers - Fishing Vessel Licences.

All fishing vessels greater than 10 m are required to keep a European Communities fishing logbook on board the vessel. Commission Regulation 2807 of 1983 did grant an exemption to those fishing vessel...More Button

Written Answers - Harbours and Piers.

Lecanvey Pier is owned by Mayo County Council, and responsibility for its repair and maintenance rests with the local authority in the first instance. The Department co-funded with Mayo County Council...More Button

Portaleen Pier in Glengad is owned by Donegal County Council, and responsibility for its repair and maintenance rests with the local authority in the first instance. Donegal County Council recently su...More Button

Written Answers - Foreshore Licences.

An application was made in October 1998 to purchase or lease an area of foreshore at Rathmullen to provide extra car parking spaces for a proposed restaurant extension. Consideration of the applicatio...More Button

Written Answers - Marine Safety.

The Port of Waterford Company informs the Department that it has made no decision regarding the future of the pilot boat service.More Button

Written Answers - ESB Conservation Measures.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 351 to 354, inclusive, together. I am advised that the ESB commissions a brown eel monitoring programme on the Shannon under the scientific direction of NUI Galway. Th...More Button

Written Answers - Wild Salmon Stocks.

The latest scientific advice that I have received on Irish wild salmon stocks is that provided by the standing scientific committee to the National Salmon Commission in November 2004, which I understa...More Button

Written Answers - Harbours and Piers.

The Department provided funding of €33,000 for Mayo County Council in 2002 towards the cost of the report entitled, An Assessment of Piers, Harbours and Landing Places in County Mayo.More Button

Written Answers - Land Reclamation.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 357 and 359 together. Several leases and licences have been granted over the years to Dublin Port Company under the Foreshore Acts. However, the application by the com...More Button

Written Answers - Port Development.

In 1998, 2000 and again in 2004 the Department commissioned consultants to prepare an inventory of current and projected future capacity of Ireland’s commercial ports. The most recent study which take...More Button

The Government’s ports policy statement which I launched in January 2005 addressed, among other things, the issue of future seaport capacity requirements. When launching the ports policy statement, I ...More Button

Written Answers - Coastal Erosion.

Responsibility for coastal protection rests with the property owner, whether it be a local authority or a private individual. In July 2002 the Department requested all coastal local authorities to sub...More Button

Written Answers - Common Fisheries Policy.

The statistics to which the Deputy refers were required to be included in the report to the European Commission by reference to individual instances of the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy having ...More Button

The Commission has drawn up a report on behaviours which seriously infringed the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy in 2003. The statistics were required to be included in the report to the European...More Button

Written Answers - Fisheries Offences.

The procedures for fisheries offences are provided for in legislation. Under the Fisheries Consolidation Act 1959, as amended, penalties for fisheries offences are financial and imprisonment does not ...More Button

Written Answers - Pelagic Fisheries.

As I have previously advised the House, new EU control requirements for pelagic fisheries were introduced in 2004. The requirements created onerous obligations for member states to ensure all landings...More Button

The EU arrangements for the control of certain pelagic fisheries — horse mackerel, mackerel and north west herring fisheries — which came into effect during 2004 and were revised and extended for 2005...More Button

Written Answers - Fishing Vessels Decommissioning.

Taking all matters into account including the funding available to me, my priority is to address the current imbalance between fishing capacity and fishing opportunities in key fisheries subject to re...More Button


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