Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Bord Iascaigh Mhara Annual Report 2011: Discussion
BIM is exiting the ice plant business. Will there be a replacement for this? Boarfish is a relatively newly discovered species. What is the total allowable catch? Is it set at what BIM considers to be a sustainable level? Has enough research being conducted on this fish? If we develop it to be more than fishmeal it will become very desired. Are we satisfied we will not run into overfishing very quickly, which would run down the stock?
Senator Ó Domhnaill apologises for leaving the meeting but he is on Seanad business and will read the transcripts.