Head of the Killybegs Fisherman’s Organisation; ‘disappointed but not surprised’

The head of the Killybegs Fisherman’s Organisation say he is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ after recent talks in London that will be resulting in a reduction in the amount of mackerel that can be caught.

2018 fishing quotas for Irish fisheries are going to be reduced by 20% compared to the 2017 quota.

However, it was suggested by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea that Ireland should see a reduction of 53% so the 20% reduction is seen as the ‘best that could be achieved.’

The agreement is between the EU, Norway and the Faroes

Speaking to OceanFM, head of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, Sean O’Donoghue says it isn’t a surprise due to a mistake made by the ICES.