Dáil Éireann - Volume 531 - 01 March, 2001

Written Answers. - Aquaculture Industry.

64. Mr. J. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources the amount of State funding provided by way of support under each of the sectors of aquaculture, sea fishing and inshore fishing for each of the past three years. [6268/01]

Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. Fahey): The funding provided under my Department's Vote to BIM to support the aquac[1366] ulture, seafishing and inshore fishing sectors in 1998, 1999 and 2000 is as follows:

1998

(£000)

1999

(£000)

2000

(£000)

Aquaculture

1,027

1,336

4,892

Sea Fisheries

4,731

5,473

15,560

Inshore Fisheries

22

132

365

Total

5,780

6,941

20,817