Written Answers. - Fish Imports.

Nuala Fennell

Question:

38 Mrs. Fennell asked the Taoiseach the value of imported fresh or smoked fish in the years 1975, 1985 and 1989.

I propose to circulate a statement setting out the available information.

Following is the statement:

Import of Fish (including fillets).

Category

1975

1985

1989

£000

Fresh or frozen of which:

405

6,760

8,510

Fresh

n.a.

3,606

4,064

Smoked, dried or salted of which:

690

1,954

2,322

Smoked

n.a.

1,761

1,913

n.a. — Not available.