Fisherman in Donegal express concern ahead of Council of Fisheries Ministers

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has expressed its concern ahead of the annual meeting of the Council of Fisheries Ministers.

The Donegal based group claim that the industry is already in a state of heightened anxiety regarding Brexit and could now face further serious challenges and potential hardship particularly with the Commission’s cod and whiting proposals in the Celtic Sea.

The negotiations to set Total Allowable Catches and quotas for 2020 will take place in Brussels today and tomorrow.

Speaking earlier to Ocean FM news, Seán O’Donoghue, the CEO of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation says they have already held talks with the Minister for Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and with Brexit now a reality, these talks take on even greater significance.