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Wednesday, 13th March 2019

Adams calls on Government to consult with fishing industry

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The two detained trawlers at Clogherhead. Photo: Tos Caffrey, Newsfile.

Gerry Adams TD, Martin Ferris TD, Martin Kenny TD and Seanadóir Padraig MacLochlainn were part of an Oireachtas delegation which met the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Michael Creed yesterday.

Speaking after the meeting, which dealt with the recent arrests of fishing vessels from the North and serious concerns around current fishing laws, Teachta Gerry Adams called on the Minister to “delay bringing forward legislation – the Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill 2017   - to Committee stage until he has consulted with the fishing industry – North and South.

“The recent arrest of the two Northern fishing vessels has highlighted serious issues with current laws, which must be corrected” he said.

“But there are also widespread concerns within the fishing industry which must be addressed.”

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