337. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total allocation of mussel seed by him in 2018, by aquaculture sites located here, excluding the Foyle area, Northern Ireland, and the Foyle area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40616/19] View answer
The data requested by the Deputy is currently being compiled and will be forwarded directly to him as soon as possible.
The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to Parliamentary Question No. 40616/19.
The amount of mussel seed which may be fished is specified in authorisations issued to eligible Irish sea-fishing boats under section 13 of the Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006. Authorisations issued by my Department to such vessels for aquaculture sites, excluding those in the Foyle area and Northern Ireland, amounted to 18,225 tonnes in 2018.