Recognition of Ireland’s National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) as an EU Producer Organisation has been announced by Minister Charlie McConalogue.
‘In our Programme for Government, we committed to supporting the inshore fishing fleet in generating greater marketing and promotional capacity by facilitating the establishment of a Producer Organisation for these smaller fishing vessels, thereby providing additional opportunity for the island and coastal communities involved in the inshore sector,’ Charlie McConalogue said.
‘In 2021, my department recognised the Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation (IIMRO) as a Producer Organisation which focuses on our offshore islands. I am very pleased to announce that my department has now completed the process to formally recognise the National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) as an EU Seafood producer organisation. The inshore fishing sector is a vital part of our coastal economies and communities and I am committed to supporting this sector and our inshore fishing families.’