HC Deb 25 April 1911 vol 24 cc1599-600

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he can state what action the Government had taken in connection with the improvement and development of the fishing industry at the Cushen mouth, situate between Bally-bunion and Ballyduff, North Kerry; and whether he will direct an inspector to visit the place with a view of assisting the numerous men engaged in the fishing?


The Department of Agriculture, at the request of the local fishermen, made last year a by-law which has the effect of permitting netting for salmon and trout in the tidal portion of the river Cushen sixteen days earlier than in previous years. During the years 1905 to 1910 the Department made contributions amounting to £730 for the protection and development of the fisheries of the river. A grant of £150 has been offered in respect of the year 1911. They have also supplied salmon ova to a hatchery which was erected for the benefit of the river. The Congested Districts Board have recently appointed a special superintendent for the coast of the congested districts-south of the Shannon, and he has been instructed to furnish reports on the various-fishing centres in his district including that referred to in the question.