HC Deb 13 June 1892 vol 5 cc913-4

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether it has come to the knowledge of the Irish Fishery Inspectors that wholesale destruction of salmon fry and eel fry is going on in the Shannon and its tributaries at Limerick, and that nothing is being done to protect the fry by the Limerick Fisheries Board or their staff; and whether he can yet fix a date for the promised inquiry into the condition of the Limerick fisheries?


It appears to have been alleged that there has been a destruction of salmon fry and eel fry in the ponds or reservoirs of the Limerick Water Works. The Inspectors of Irish fisheries have called for a Report in the matter.


Why has there been this long delay?


I have already stated in answer to a question that the delay is in consequence of the fact that at present we have only two Fishery Inspectors, and that they have been called upon to perform very arduous duties; but I hope we are now within a very short time of having the question settled by the appointment of a third Fishery Inspector.