Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (467)

Martin Ferris

Question:

584 Mr. Ferris asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources how many people are employed in fish processing; and the most recent figures on the volume and value of that sector. [1116/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

According to the most recent data, produced by Bord Iascaigh Mhara in 2002, there were 4,000 people employed in fish processing, on a full- or part-time basis. The most recent figures for the sector, produced by a Central Statistics Office industrial survey for 2001, gave a turnover of €436.6 million for the domestic and foreign markets.