Written Answers. - Drift Net Salmon Fishing.

Dinny McGinley

Ceist:

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.