Dáil Éireann - Volume 495 - 22 October, 1998
Written Answers - Salmon Catch.
Mr. Higgins (Mayo) Mr. Higgins (Mayo)
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]
Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Dr. Woods) Michael J. Woods
 Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Dr. Woods): 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:
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.
Dáil Éireann 495 Written Answers Salmon Catch.