The Deputy is aware that there are many interested parties involved, all of which have to be contacted. He referred to drift net fishing and, living on the Hook Peninsula, I know drift net, draft net and snap net fishermen who all want to continue this tradition and obtain, by whatever means, the right to fish on a number of additional days. I am not suggesting that they are trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, but even in the sunny south east there are days in June and July on which bad weather prevents fishing.
We want to ensure this matter is put to rights. Salmon conservation measures are vitally important to the country, from many points of view, including that of the economy. In order to get it right we must consult will all interested parties. A target date has been set and we will, I hope, be able to arrive at a solution to the problem in the near future.