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Written Answers. - Fish Quotas.

Wednesday, 6 February 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 547 No. 4

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 59. Mr. Deasy Information on Austin Deasy Zoom on Austin Deasy  asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources Information on Frank Fahey Zoom on Frank Fahey  the efforts he is making to ensure that the whiting quota in the Celtic Sea will be retained at the present level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3438/02]

Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Fahey): Information on Frank Fahey Zoom on Frank Fahey The national whiting quota in the Celtic Sea for 2002 is 8,814 tonnes. This represents a 51% increase over 2001 and will deliver enhanced fishing possibilities for Irish fishermen this year.

A specific management regime for the fishery was introduced in January in order to minimise the potential for market over-supply of whiting in the spring months when the fishery is most active and which has led in the past to depressed prices. The management regime for February increases catch limits over the January regime while continuing to reflect the need to ensure balance between supply and demand.


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