Wednesday 14 November 2018

Fishing interests 'at risk' - Moore

A motion to have the government withdraw the current Sea Fisheries Amendement Bill and to open consultation with the Irish fishing industry to review the bill's implications, along with the future implications of Brexit, was unanimously supported at the meeting.

Cllr Jim Moore said: 'Around our coast the fishing interests of Wexford and Waterford have been put at risk.'

He said the major difficulty is foreign boats mining our natural resources by fishing in our waters, including vessels from Scotland.

'We are allowing this to happen and the implications are quite severe. There is a suggestion that this will revert to a pre-European Union situation,' he said.

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