KFO boss says up to 2,000 fishing jobs could be lost

The CEO of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation is warning that up to two thousand jobs could be lost in the fishing and processing industry due to the impact of the post-Brexit trade deal.

The agreement between the EU and UK kicked in from January – but it’s now been overwhelmingly backed in a vote by the European Parliament.

Under the terms of the deal, the EU’s share of fish caught in British waters will be reduced by a quarter over five years.

Sean O’Donoghue, CEO of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, says there could be major job losses if countries don’t share the burden: