Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (710)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

710. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the 2017 and 2018 annual breakdown in tabular form in tonnage and financial terms of all species caught in the 0 to 6 mile zone. [31201/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Much of the information the Deputy has requested is contained within the documentation attaching to the consultation paper on the Review of Trawling within the Six Nautical Mile Zone. To inform the review and consideration of fishing access inside the 6 nautical mile zone, the Department requested that the Marine Institute and Bord Iascaigh Mhara conduct an analysis, from existing data sources, of the extent and impact (economic and biological) of trawling activity by vessels inside Ireland’s 6nm zone, including inside the baselines (internal waters).

This documentation relating to this review is available on my Department's website at the following link -

https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/seafood/sea-fisheriespolicymanagementdivision/completedpublicconsultations/publicconsultationontrawlinginside6nauticalmiles/