Written Answers. - Central and Regional Fisheries Boards.

David Stanton

Question:

102 Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the amount of financial support made available by the Government to each regional and central fisheries board for 2002 and 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17347/03]

Funding is allocated directly from the Vote of my Department to each of the central and regional fisheries boards. The allocations to the boards for 2002 and 2003 are set out in the following table. The Deputy should note that part of the allocation to the Central Fisheries Board provides for certain national programmes which that board co-ordinates among the other boards.

2002

2003

€000

€000

Central Fisheries Board

4,241

4,518.5

Eastern Regional Fisheries Board

1,902

1,763.0

Southern Regional Fisheries Board

1,506

1,561.4

South-Western Regional Fisheries Board

1,687

1,709.9

Shannon Regional Fisheries Board

2,171

2,194.8

Western Regional Fisheries Board

2,399

2,418.1

North-Western Regional Fisheries Board

1,922

1,845.8

North-Western Regional Fisheries Board

1,857

1,782.5

Total

17,685

17,794