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The Minister for Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and his officials have been accused of putting the livelihood of fishermen at risk in the North West and endangering the future of the entire fisheries industry. That’s the view of a leading fisheries Spokesman in Donegal. Minister Creed has rejected appeals for…

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation says a UK Fisheries Bill published yesterday confirms the ‘worst fears’ of Irish fishermen. The bill proposes denying Irish fishermen automatic access to UK waters. Sean O’Donoghue, CEO of the fishermen’s organisation, says this would have ‘catastrophic ramifications’ for the Irish fishing industry. He says it’s…

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…

A new deckhand training programme aims to tackle skills shortage in fishing industry has been launched by Ireland’s seafood development agency. Trainers on the programme include experienced mariners and former skippers who will provide mentoring and training in a range of areas including essential safety skills, operating a marine VHF…

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has welcomed a report which re-evaluates the quantity of mackerel permitted to be caught of Irish coasts. The report, published by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) shows a significant increase in the mackerel stocks available. Last year the KFO says it…

The CEO of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has described the comments made by a former head of his organisation this week on the Brexit negotiations as ‘misinformed’. Former CEO of the KFO Joey Murrin hit out at comments made by Theresa May on fishing post Brexit and called on Minister…