Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (59)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

59. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if his attention has been drawn to the reason for the closure of the Inland Fisheries Ireland Educational outreach programme; the costs associated with the programme in each of the years 2016 to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39578/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) Educational Outreach Programme is managed and administered directly and independently by IFI under the governance of its Board. IFI's response to the Deputy's query is attached.

OBSERVATION/ADVICE NOTE

Iascach Intíre Éireann

Inland Fisheries Ireland

Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Education and Outreach Programme, which is funded by Dormant Accounts Funding, will continue until the end of 2021, a decision was made by the Board of IFI not to apply for Dormant Accounts Funding for 2022 as the focus of IFI going forward will be on the core functions of protection, management and conservation of Ireland’s inland fisheries and sea angling resources and to maximise their sustainability and natural biodiversity as per IFI’s Corporate Plan.

The costs associated with the Inland Fisheries Ireland Education and Outreach Programme for the years 2016 to 2020 were as follows:

Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Costs €0.00 €23,041.60 €25,000.00 €321,074.09 €476,728.66DATE OUT: 22/7/2021

ANSWERED By: Francis O’Donnell & Barry O’Connor