The seafood sector has welcomed a commitment from Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue to protect access to Ireland’s rich blue whiting fishing grounds. The December fisheries council in Brussels adopted provisional fish quotas for the first three months of 2023 as the EU agreement with Britain is not finalised.

Welcoming progress made at the Agrifish council, Minister for Marine Charlie McConalogue said the quotas will “support fishing at the beginning of the year”.

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