The issue of Donegal’s declining fishing industry was also discussed along with claims of government negligence and EU regulations.
Aodh O’Donnell, from the Irish Fish Producers Organisation, highlighted the disparity with Norway’s fishing industry: “We have a massive resource out there. We only catch 15 per cent of the catch in our own waters. Compare that to what they’re doing in Norway, for example.
They have the same population but export 22 times what we export from this island.”