Written Answers - Fisheries Protection.

Wednesday, 7 June 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 621 No. 84

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  239.  Mr. Carey   Information on Pat Carey  Zoom on Pat Carey   asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   if his attention has been drawn to illegal net fishing of coarse fish on the canals in the Dublin area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21699/06]

Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Browne): Information on John Browne  Zoom on John Browne  Primary responsibility for the management of canals rests with Waterways Ireland, which is a North/South Implementation Body established under the British-Irish Agreement Acts, and operates under the aegis of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Enforcement of regulations for the protection and conservation of fish stocks rests with the Regional Fisheries Boards and I have no function in relation to the matter.

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