Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
361. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 888 of 15 September 2020, if will provide an update on the long-awaited review of harbour charges for fishermen; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43733/20]
My Department owns, manages and maintains the six State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres, located at Castletownbere, Dingle, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs and Ros An Mhíl. The Fishery Harbour Centres (Rates and Charges) Order 2012 (214 of 2012), which came into effect on 1st July 2012, sets out the fee schedule for the use of the facilities at each of the six Fishery Harbour Centres.
An internal review of the 2012 order has been completed and a draft updated order is in the process of being finalised. It is intended to undertake a public consultation process prior to the introduction of the updated Rates and Charges Order.