Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (488)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

488. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a review of harbour charges for fishermen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47560/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department owns, manages and maintains the six State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres, located at Castletownbere, Dingle, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs and Ros An Mhíl. The Fishery Harbour Centres (Rates and Charges) Order 2012 (214 of 2012), which came into effect on the 1st July 2012, sets out the fee schedule for the use of the facilities at each of the six Fishery Harbour Centres.

An internal review of the 2012 order is now at an advanced stage and, on completion, it is intended to undertake a public consultation process prior to the introduction of an updated Rates and Charges Order.