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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Thursday, 22 Oct 1998

Vol. 495 No. 6

Written Answers - Salmon Catch.

Jim Higgins

Ceist:

96 Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources the number of salmon taken from traps operated by the Central Fisheries Board on the Moy at Ballina, County Mayo for the weeks ended 6, 13, 20 and 27 June, 4, 11, 18, and 25 July and 1 August 1998. [20806/98]

According to information supplied by the Central Fisheries Board, a total of over 3,000 salmon were taken from the Moy Fishery traps this season. The weekly catches are set out in the following table:

May 31-June 6

106

June 7-13

450

June 14-20

703

June 21-27

560

June 28-July 4

356

July 5-11

206

July 12-18

66

July 19-25

641

July 26-August 1

55

1998 Total

3,143

The operation of the traps is kept under regular review by the Central Fisheries Board in light of ongoing stock assessment scientific advice and all other relevant factors. I have asked the Central Board to review with the North Western Regional Fisheries Board future operational strategies for the Moy Fishery, including the operation of the traps, in the context of progressing the overall arrangements for transfer of the management of the Fishery to the North Western Board.
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