Dáil Éireann - Volume 592 - 18 November, 2004
Written Answers. - Marine Tourism.
Cecilia Keaveney Cecilia Keaveney
93. Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the status of the Loughs Agency marine tourism strategy for Lough Foyle; the actions which have taken place in the past four months and those which are planned in the immediate future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29528/04]
Mr. Gallagher Mr. Gallagher
Mr. Gallagher: The strategy and action plan on marine tourism and leisure in respect of Lough Foyle and Carlingford Lough has not yet been finalised. Following extensive consultation with stakeholders and interest groups, including the north-west region cross-Border group and the east Border region committee, the final draft of a study commissioned to recommend an appropriate strategy and action plan for the development of marine tourism and leisure on Lough Foyle and Carlingford Lough is being considered by the board of the Loughs Agency.
Once the final draft is approved by the Loughs Agency board, it will need to be considered by my Department in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Northern Ireland. Any agreed recommendations arising out of this process will ultimately have to be routed through the interim procedures mechanism of the North-South Ministerial Council for ministerial approval.
Dáil Éireann 592 Written Answers. Marine Tourism.