Dáil Éireann - Volume 383 - 19 October, 1988
Written Answers. - Herring Landing Prohibited.
Mr. Begley Mr. Begley
189. Mr. Begley asked the Minister for the Marine the reason West Kerry fishermen are prohibited from landing herring at Dingle Harbour; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for the Marine (Mr. Daly) Brendan Daly
Minister for the Marine (Mr. Daly): Dingle has not been designated as an authorised landing port for herring for the autumn/winter fishery on the basis that
(a) fishing for herring west of 9 West is prohibited under EC regulations up to 1 November and
(b) that the scientific advice available to me suggests that herring of sufficient quantity and quality will not be available for convenient landing at Dingle as and from 1 November.
I have received representations in relation to the latter point and I would be prepared to consider Dingle and other ports for herring landings in the event of possible changes in fishing patterns.
Dáil Éireann 383 Written Answers. Herring Landing Prohibited.