Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (543)

James Browne

Ceist:

543. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of seed mussels Northern Ireland and UK registered boats fished in the Irish Sea in territorial waters in each of the years 2003 to 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9416/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is statutorily responsible for the collation of data on catch and landing records for sea-fisheries including the mussel seed fishery. The SFPA is independent in the performance of its functions.

I will forward the Deputy’s question to the SFPA for attention as appropriate.