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Foyle Fisheries

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when and where were the new rates, or proposed new rates, for fisheries in the Northern Ireland portion of the Foyle Fisheries area first published; and when, and by what means, the owners and tenants of the fisheries were notified.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 570–1], gave the following information.The new rates were published on 27th February 1976 in

The Belfast Gazette under the Valuation (Consequential Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1976.

The owners and tenants of Fisheries on 30th March 1977 were notified of the new rates by the issue of demand notices by the Commission for payment of the first moiety.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the total known rod catch and net catch of salmon and sea trout, respectively, for the River Roe, River Faughan, and the total for the whole of the Foyle Fisheries

19751976
Catches of FishSalmonSea TroutSalmonSea Trout
River Roe—
Rod catch3261,6391741,137
Net catch 1,644 2231,22971
River Faughan—
Rod catch1332,4941132,132
Net catchNoneNoneNoneNone
Foyle Area—
Rod catch7926,6046634,723
Net catch54,90437538,93187
Licence Fees19751976
££
Angler's licence9,2689,848
Net licences12,43117,707
Rates in the Northern Ireland portion of the Foyle Area
££
Net rates162362
Angling Club's rates253253

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many rod licences were issued to anglers to fish in the Foyle Fisheries area in 1975 and 1976; how many were issued to persons resident in Northern Ireland; and what sums of public money were expended on angling in the waters in the

19751976
Number of rod licences issued3,4733,669
Number of rod licences issued to persons resident in Northern IrelandNot knownNot known
Expenditure of public money on angling development, including unemployment relief works£36,600£34,800
Expenditure of public money on angling development, not including unemployment relief works£2,000£400

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list in the Official Report the sums paid in 1976 and due for 1977 from each individual fishery owner and fishing club in the Northern Ireland portion of the area covered by the Foyle Fisheries Commission in respect of rates due to the Foyle Fisheries Commission.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 570–1], gave the following information:

area in 1975 and 1976; and what sums were collected by the Foyle Fisheries Commission in respect of licence fees from anglers and from netmen and in rates from nets and from angling clubs.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 570–11, gave the following information:The information is as follows:Northern Ireland portion of the Foyle Fisheries area in these years.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 570–1], gave the following answer:The information for the year ending 30th September is as follows:The rates paid to the Foyle Fisheries Commission in 1976 and due in 1977 are based on the statutory valuation lists which may be inspected at the headquarters of the FFC in Londonderry or at district valuation offices or district rating offices. The amounts charged are calculated at 40p in the pound in 1976 and 7p in the pound in 1977.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the new rateable valuations of fisheries in the Northern Ireland section of the Foyle Fisheries area were arrived at in the same manner as the rateable valuation of other types of hereditaments in Northern Ireland; what was the area in Great Britain used as a reference for the rateable valuation of such angling and commercial fisheries, respectively; and whether any comparison has been carried out to determine productivity of the Great Britain area and the Northern Ireland area, respectively.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 570–1], gave the following information:The rateable valuations of fisheries in the Northern Ireland section of the Foyle Fisheries area were determined for the third general revaluation by the methods followed generally for valuations in Northern Ireland. No reference was made to any area in Great Britain when determining the rateable valuations of angling or commercial fisheries. There was, therefore, no comparison of productivities.