KFO warns proposed cuts to fish stocks will lead to job losses

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Association is calling on the Agriculture Minister to reject any planned cuts to fish stocks next year.

The organisations has made the calls ahead of a meeting of the Council of Fisheries Ministers in Brussels next Monday to decide on Quotas for 2017.

CEO of the KFO Sean O’Donoghue says any proposed cuts for certain key stocks need to be reversed or phased in over a period time up to 2020 as provided for in the new Common Fisheries Policy.

Next Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th of December the Council of Fisheries Ministers meets in Brussels to decide on the TACs and Quotas for 2017.

Speaking to Ocean FM, Mr. O’Donoghue says any cuts would mean job losses and he outlines the implications for regions like the north west: