The Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries has admitted that he cannot guarantee the future of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, in possible cutbacks among State agencies.
BIM has unveiled a plan today for the seafood industry which it says has the potential to create up to 600 jobs over the next number of years.
However, 'An Bord Snip Nua' has recommended that BIM be shut down.
Speaking at the launch of the strategy today, Minister Brendan Smith said he could not guarantee BIM's future.
"No government Minister can say how much of the McCarthy report will be implemented," he said.