§ Mr. HUGH LAW
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether complaints have been received by the Fisheries Board from small-boat fishermen on the Donegal coast regarding damage to their industry through the operations of steam drifters; and whether any action has been taken in the matter?2430W
§ Mr. T. W. RUSSELL
Representations have been made to the Department that steam drifters were fishing in Ballyness Bay, where local boats also fish. The Department are of opinion that sufficient reason does not at present exist for placing restrictions, beyond those now in operation, on the herring-fishing industry on the Donegal coast. The local people were so informed.