Creed rejects fisheries sector plea for COVID-19 support
Ireland’s Voluntary Fleet Tie-up Scheme has been slammed as being unfit for purpose. Image: aquartier78/Creative Commons

Creed rejects fisheries sector plea for COVID-19 support

Irish Producer Organisations are accusing the Minister of ‘failing to recognise the gravity of unprecedented crisis.’ They claim that in rejecting impassioned appeals for specific COVID supports from a beleaguered…

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Industry associations condemn blockades
Irish fishing industry associations have condemned the blockades aimed at denying port access to French and Spanish fishing vessels

Industry associations condemn blockades

Irish fishing associations have jointly condemned the wildcat blockades that took place recently in Dingle and Castletownbere, where French and Spanish fishing vessels were prevented from offloading catches – apparently…

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KFO supports Barnier’s commitment to fisheries
The KFO has welcomed Michel Barnier’s commitment to fisheries. Image: EU Commission

KFO supports Barnier’s commitment to fisheries

The EU's draft negotiating blueprint for Brexit trade talks has been welcomed by the Killybegs Fisheries Organisation (KFO), which sees it as offering tangible hope to the Irish industry after…

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Irish fishing’s future tied to Brexit outcomes
The Commission’s ‘unworkable’ proposals for cod and whiting in the Celtic Sea were changed, with appropriate by-catch and catch levels set, according the KFO

Irish fishing’s future tied to Brexit outcomes

According to the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO), this week’s Council of Fisheries Ministers in Brussels has delivered a reasonable overall result on certain key stocks but has upheld misguided proposals…

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KFO: Fisheries and trade linkage is critical
It’s that time of year again – as the Council of Ministers kicks off in Brussels

KFO: Fisheries and trade linkage is critical

With this year’s Council of Fisheries Ministers taking place this week in Brussels to allocate TACs and quotas for 2020, Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) Seán O’Donoghue has voiced his concern…

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KFO warns of port blockades and widespread chaos
The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has issued a stark warning of what a No-Deal Brexit will bring. Image: KFO

KFO warns of port blockades and widespread chaos

Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation chief executive Seán O’Donoghue warns that a failure to achieve an orderly Brexit will precipitate ‘chaos and conflict at sea’ with port blockades across Europe being a…

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