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Written Answers - Fisheries Protection

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 130.  Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural [191]Resources Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  if he will provide data on a fish counter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19645/12]

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte I can advise the Deputy that the fish counter in the River Maine, which had a total cost of €93,000 including equipment purchase, installation and rehabilitation of landscape, has provided considerable data on the movement of salmonids since it was commissioned in late 2009. The data provided has assisted Inland Fisheries Ireland in its management of this valuable wild fishery in the last few years.

The data requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tables.

Maine Fish Counter Statistics

2011 Salmon up Salmon Down Sea Trout up Sea Trout down
Jan-11 514 153 133 95
Feb-11 205 259 175 175
Mar-11 19 58 13 11
Apr-11 60 42 79 41
May-11 91 95 224 123
Jun-11 67 68 115 29
Jul-11 9 6 34 2
Aug-11 6 3 1 2
Sep-11 160 37 28 56
Oct-11 97 49 52 30
Nov-11 0 0 0 0
Dec-11 253 179 732 385
Total 1,481 949 1,586 949
         
2010        
Jan-10 203 96 884 697
Feb-10 37 36 236 200
Mar-10 68 33 170 161
Apr-10 58 10 701 593
May-10 0 0 0 0
Jun-10 189 164 745 812
Jul-10 322 92 830 70
Aug-10 145 60 275 105
Sep-10 1,526 144 268 102
Oct-10 769 72 193 63
Nov-10 223 22 534 450
Dec-10 692 59 199 42
Total 4,232 788 5,035 3,295
         
2009        
Oct-09 710 106 324 97
Nov-09 415 184 1,712 1,346
Dec-09 169 49 2,325 1,802
Total 1,294 339 4,361 3,245


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