The papers relating to the proposed wild fishery review are still with the Minister. It is hoped that a formal announcement will still be made before Christmas.

Irrespective of the result and in the absence of any guidance from Government, despite repeated requests, the committee have had no had no choice but to assume a status quo – no change position – with regards to rules and regulations. We will therefore be issuing memberships and tags according to our current rules.

Should the government announce changes that impact on us we will be seeking full reimbursement for all expenses incurred to date including substantial administration costs.

We await developments next week.

LLAIA Committee.