261. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of permits that have been issued in the fishing industry under the atypical scheme from 1 January to 31 August 2018; and the nationality of the fishers. [39510/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by my officials in the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS) that the most recent figures available indicate that between 1 January 2018 and 31 August 2018 a total of 107 permits were issued to non-EEA nationals under the Atypical Working Scheme for Non-EEA Fishermen in the Irish Fishing Fleet. The nationality of same is set out in the table below:

Nationality Number of Permits Issued
Egypt 44
Philippines 50
Ghana 7
Indonesia 4
Sri Lanka 2
Total 107