Written Answers. - Fishery Development Works.

Liam Aylward


247 Mr. Aylward asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources if he will recommend the CFB to approve the application for funding by an association (details supplied) in County Kilkenny for fishery development works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20395/00]

The application for funding under the Tourism Angling Measure 1994-1999 to which the Deputy refers was received by the Central Fisheries Board in June 1999. The TAM concluded at the end of December 1999 and it is not possible to approve funding for this project at this stage. However, as the Deputy may be aware, £24 million has been allocated under the National Development Plan, 2000-2006, for the development of tourism and recreational angling and the association concerned will be eligible to apply for funding under this new Measure when it is operational later this year.