Written Answers - Fish Farming

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 736 No. 1

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  327.  Deputy Michael McNamara  Information on Michael McNamara  Zoom on Michael McNamara   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney   the total number of employees and full-time equivalent directly employed in salmon farming operations here in 2010; and the total harvested tonnage of farmed salmon here each year from 2007 to 2010. [16371/11]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney  I am advised by BIM that they estimate full time equivalent (FTE) employment in salmon farming in 2010 at 303, with a further 424 FTE indirectly employed in support activities.

BIM also advise that the quantity of farmed salmon harvested was as set out in the table.

Year Tonnes
2007 9,923
2008 9,217
2009 12,210
2010 12,753


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