asked the Minister for the Marine, in view of the grave damage caused by the rod licence dispute, if he proposes abolishing mandatory licences for freshwater trout and coarse fishing; and if he will amend this legislation before more grave damage is caused in communities in the west and to our tourist industry.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - Rod Licence Dispute.
The angling licensing system was introduced with a view to making funds available for the protection and development of inland fisheries. I propose to meet with parties concerned in the dispute soon on an exploratory basis.