Dáil Éireann - Volume 633 - 06 March, 2007
Written Answers. - Salmon Hardship Scheme.
Ms O’Sullivan Ms O’Sullivan
Ms O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources if the compensation scheme for net fishermen will include those who have worked as drift-net fishermen as their only source of livelihood for decades but who were not licence holders themselves but were working for licence-holders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8783/07]
Mr. Browne Mr. Browne
Mr. Browne: I published details of the Salmon Hardship Scheme last week, which is intended to provide a measure of relief to each individual in line with the level of hardship likely to be experienced based on the recent catch history of the individual licence holder. Payments from the hardship fund can only be made to licence holders. The scheme is available to all those who held a commercial salmon licence in 2006. The arrangements under which nominees may have fished on behalf of licence holders in the past are personal to those concerned and cannot be accommodated.
Details of the scheme are available from BIM and the Regional Fisheries Boards who are jointly administering the scheme.
Dáil Éireann 633 Written Answers. Salmon Hardship Scheme.