HC Deb 12 May 1983 vol 42 cc447-8W
Mr. William Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in restocking the river Roe and river Owenreagh; how many fish, of which species, sizes and ages, have been involved; what has been the cost of (a) the restocking and (b) the monitoring of other living creatures in these rivers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Adam Butler

The following fish stocks have been placed in these rivers since 1 January 1983:

Eyed Ova 118,000
Under 1 year old 40,000
Over 1 year old 30,000
Brown Trout
Under 1 year old 20,000
Over 2 years old 400

Subject to agreement with local angling interests a further 4,000 brown trout are available for stocking in the near future.

The cost of restocking to date has been £29,255.

The cost of monitoring other aquatic life in these rivers since 11 September 1982 has amounted to approximately £2,300.

The effects of the restocking will be reviewed over the 1984, 1985 and 1986 seasons.

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