Dáil Éireann - Volume 526 - 21 November, 2000
Written Answers. - Fishing Schemes.
Mr. McGuinness Mr. McGuinness
169. Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources the plans he has to introduce set-aside buy-out on the Nore estuary; if so, when the details will be available in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26668/00]
Mr. Fahey Mr. Fahey
Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Fahey): The Southern Regional Fisheries Board informs me that preliminary discussions are taking place with the relevant stakeholders regarding a set aside scheme for salmon drift nets in the Waterford and Blackwater estuaries. As I stated in my reply to Question No. 244 of 3 October 2000, my Department has indicated that it is favourably disposed in principle towards such a pilot scheme. A voluntary scheme, if agreed, will be considered for matching Exchequer funding having regard to all relevant criteria and in consultation with the National Salmon Commission.
Dáil Éireann 526 Written Answers. Fishing Schemes.