Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (996)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

996. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of revenue generated activities in each of the fishery harbour centres under the remit of his Department in 2019 and 2020, in tabular form. [6607/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department owns, operates and maintains six designated State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres, located at Castletownbere, Dingle, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs and Ros An Mhíl under statute. My Department became responsible for the Fishery Harbour Centres in October 2007. The Fishery Harbour Centres were established under the Fishery Harbour Centre Act 1968 (as amended) as centres in which to promote and develop sea fishing activities.

All income generated by the centres is lodged into the Fishery Harbour Centres Fund. Day-to-day operational and management costs at each Fishery Harbour Centre are financed from this fund.

My Department prepares annual Fishery Harbour Centre Financial Statements which are laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas. The below table gives a breakdown of receipts for each of the Fishery Harbour Centres for the years 2019 and 2020 as requested. The figures provided for 2019 have been extracted from the published Financial Statements which have been certified by the Comptroller and Auditor General. The figures supplied in respect of 2020 are draft uncertified figures as the Financial Statements for 2020 are under preparation.

Killybegs

Castletown-bere

Ros an Mhíl

Howth

Dunmore East

An Daingean

Total

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

Year 2019

Receipts

Harbour Dues

2,529

922

263

249

162

389

4,514

Rental Income

137

192

56

581

59

44

1,069

Sundry receipts

32

3

3

54

1

19

112

Asset disposals

0

0

0

0

2

0

2

Total

2,698

1,117

322

884

224

452

5,697

Year 2020

Receipts

Harbour Dues

2,546

891

241

272

132

352

4,434

Rental Income

138

197

16

496

56

30

933

Sundry receipts

48

23

3

22

7

10

113

Asset disposals

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

2,732

1,111

260

790

195

392

5,480