Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (30)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

30. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will outline the stages that the small craft harbour at Killybegs fishery harbour centre, County Donegal is to be developed, including the design and strategy; and if he will give an indication of when the development is to be completed. [29384/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre is one of the six designated Fishery Harbour Centres, which are owned, managed and maintained by my Department.

I am aware of the many potential benefits of a small craft facility at this location, including the spin-off for the local economy, and I have allocated funding of €20,000 under the 2013 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme to advance this project.

I have asked my Department officials to set out a design and strategy to build the Small Craft Harbour in stages to meet demand while remaining cognisant of the current funding constraints and to deliver the first phase at the earliest opportunity.