Local fishing representatives are demanding that the EU refuse Norway access to the Irish Box for the lucrative blue whiting catch.

The rich Scandinavian country is seeking greater access to fish their annual quotas in Irish waters, while offering no reciprocal arrangement for Ireland to their own seas.

The fishing and seafood sector is appealing to the Minister for the Marine to ensure that the EU blocks Norway, a non-EU member, from gaining unilateral access to our blue whiting grounds.