Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
331. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out the total value and tonnage of all fish, including fish farm landings, in Castletownbere in County Cork for the years 2014 and 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6274/16]
The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) is the agency with responsibility for recording landings of fish (excluding farmed fish) into Irish ports. I am informed by the SFPA that landings of fish (excluding farmed fish) into Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre in 2014 amounted to a total of 35,004 tonnes with a value of €82.1 million. Final figures for 2015 are not currently available and I have referred the matter to the SFPA who will reply to the deputy directly.
Due to commercial confidentiality I am unable to provide figures in respect of aquaculture (farmed fish) landings into Castletownbere as only one company lands farmed fish into this port at present.