TWO FINGAL ports - Howth and Skerries - are among the top 20 in the country for the value of fish landings, according to statistics from the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority for 2011, while nearby Clogherhead is also included.
Howth was in seventh place nationally with landings valued at €9,657,000 and totalling 3,362 tonnes. Clogherhead was in 10th place with landings worth €4,767,000 for 1,335 tonnes. In 17th place was Skerries where there were landings valued at €2,133,000 for 1,065 tonnes. The top three ports by value last year were Killybegs, Castletownbere and Kilmore Quay.
The figures for Howth, Skerries and Clogherhead were all up considerably on the 2010 values. In 2010 the value of landings for Howth were €5,278,000; for Clogherhead, €4,367,000; and for Skerries, €1,385,000.