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The Killybegs Fisherman’s Organisation have urged the next government to ensure that they leave no stone unturned in order to protect the livelihood of fishermen in the north west. Members of the KFO have previously welcomed the EU’s draft negotiating blueprint for Brexit trade talks. Seán O’Donoghue, CEO of the…

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…

Irish fishermen are continuing to defy Scotland’s ban on fishing at Rockall for a third day today.   Sinn Fein is among those saying Ireland cannot abandon fishing crews under threat of action from Scottish authorities, in waters that do not belong to Britain.   Sean O’Donoghue from the Killybegs…