Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Department of Agriculture and Food
Question 666: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the name of every body, organisation and committee outside her Department, other than semi-State commercial companies, that have been established by and report to her Department, at any stage during the year 2007 and the first three months of 2008; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12291/08]
In reply to the Deputy, the position of my Department in relation to his question is as follows:
Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA)
Established on the 1st January 2007, the primary purpose of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is to manage Sea Fisheries Protection and Seafood Safety. The SFPA have a vital role to play in overseeing fishing activities in our waters in conjunction with the Naval Service and the Air Corp.
Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) Consultative Committee
The Sea Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Act 2006, provided for the establishment of a Consultative Committee to inform the SFPA of concerns and views of the sea fisheries and seafood sectors regarding the functions of the Authority and to seek to keep the two sectors generally informed of the applicable sea fisheries law and food safety law.