Dáil Éireann - Volume 546 - 11 December, 2001
Written Answers. - Fishing Rights.
Mr. Naughten Mr. Naughten
90. Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources his policy on share certificates; if there is promised legislation on the licensing of fishing rights; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31761/01]
Mr. Fahey Mr. Fahey
Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Fahey): Policy in relation to share certificates of fisheries co-operative societies is provided for in the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1991, and in the rules of the societies made under the Act. The legislation makes provision for the  grant of share certificates by the societies, membership, voting rights and the entitlement to fish for trout or coarse fish. At present I have no proposals to change these arrangements.
The Fisheries Acts provide for the acquisition of a fishery by a fisheries board with my authorisation and where I am satisfied that the acquisition is for the purpose of enabling an inland fisheries development programme or is for the purposes of managing, protecting or developing the fishery in accordance with such a programme. I have no proposals to introduce new legislation in relation to the licensing of fishing rights.
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