Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications
Depletion of Inland Fish Stocks and Impact of Estuary Poaching: Inland Fisheries Ireland
Dr. Ciaran Byrne:
Yes. We are in the process of tendering a commission for an economist and somebody to repeat those omnibus surveys. It is a bit like some of the economic surveys pertaining to household income and all that. The only way one can get those data on an ongoing basis is to keep on resurveying people and asking that question. In terms of the other metrics, we have clear metrics in respect of protection, seizures and prosecutions and I am pretty confident that we are hitting those targets.