Dáil Éireann - Volume 603 - 14 June, 2005
Written Answers. - Wild Salmon Stocks.
Mr. O’Shea Mr. O’Shea
355. Mr. O’Shea asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if he will publish all the scientific information he has in regard to the state of the north Atlantic wild salmon stocks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19605/05]
Mr. Gallagher Mr. Gallagher
Mr. Gallagher:The latest scientific advice that I have received on Irish wild salmon stocks is that provided by the standing scientific committee to the National Salmon Commission in November 2004, which I understand was widely disseminated at that time.
This advice and a full description of how it is formulated is reproduced in the Irish wild salmon fishery fact sheet which is available on the Department’s website www.dcmnr.ie. While it has not been the practice for the National Salmon Commission to formally publish this information in the past, it is my intention to request the incoming commission to ensure that the standing scientific committee’s report is published from this year onwards.
Dáil Éireann 603 Written Answers. Wild Salmon Stocks.