Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - Revenue from Fishing Licences.

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asked the Minister for the Marine the amount of revenue collected for trout and coarse fishing licences in (a) 1987 and (b) to date in 1989.

Licences for trout and coarse fish angling were introduced at the beginning of 1988. Accordingly, there was no revenue from this source in 1987. The information sought by the Deputy regarding the number of licences sold during 1989 is not available at present. Authorised agents return outstanding cash and details of sales to the fisheries boards at the end of the season. The information will be supplied to the Deputy when these returns are made available to my Department.