Dáil debates

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions

Fishing Industry

9:50 am

Photo of Thomas PringleThomas Pringle (Donegal South West, Independent) | Oireachtas source

The issue is not increasing capacity or quotas. The vessel owners concerned already have quota allocations and they are not looking for an increase. This is about allowing some of the vessels the ability to go to sea in less favourable weather and enabling them to catch and land better quality fish, which would have an impact on earning capacity.

Will the Minister outline what impact it could have? Is he willing to enter a consultation process on it? Why must it come through the producer organisations? What is the basis for this? A number of vessel owners have requested the Department examine this also.


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