Written Answers. - Drift Net Salmon Fishing.

Dinny McGinley


73 Mr. McGinley asked the Minister for the Marine if he intends changing or amending the regulations governing the drift net salmon fishing from the coming season; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

I have no proposals to change the regulations governing drift netting for salmon during the 1994 fishing season.

A major review of long term policy for drift netting is being carried out at present by the Department of the Marine. This review involves extensive consultation and consideration, and when I receive the results of the review I will be in touch again with all interested parties.