Written Answers - Fishing Quotas.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 705 No. 3

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  227.  Deputy Joe McHugh  Information on Joe McHugh  Zoom on Joe McHugh   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   if he will grant a derogation or some quota to boats under 15 metres in length for spurdog fishing in 2010; his views on whether the cancellation of spurdog quota for 2010 is putting a small but important group of fishermen out of business; his further views on whether that small boats do not seriously affect fish stocks; if he will respond with a constructive accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13553/10]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  Due to Industrial Action by staff in my Department, I am not in a position to provide a reply to this question.


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