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

1:20 pm

Photo of Andrew DoyleAndrew Doyle (Wicklow, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

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.


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