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Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 9 September 2021

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Questions (1574)

Pa Daly

Question:

1574. Deputy Pa Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the value expressed in Euro of fish landed at Dingle and Castletownbere ports from Irish and non-Irish vessels for each of the 36 months from January 2018 to December 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42374/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The 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.  The 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.

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) was established under the Sea Fisheries and Maritime Act 2006 and is responsible (in conjunction with the Irish Naval Service) for the control and enforcement of Fisheries legislation. In this regard, the SFPA is the single legal competent authority responsible for the collection and reporting of fish landings into Ireland.

I have forwarded your question to the SFPA and have asked them to revert directly to the Deputy with the up to date figures requested.  In the meantime, I wish to advise the Deputy that the SFPA publish Annual Statistics relating to landings in Irish ports and by Irish sea fishing vessels.  These statistics are available on their website at www.sfpa.ie/Statistics/Annual-statistics/Annual-Statistics.

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