The Irish Fish Producers Organisation has issued a call for urgent funding for the pelagic sector, to address the loss of €28m from Brexit’s impact. 

IFPO chief executive, Aodh O Donnell criticised the government’s failure to implement measures amounting to €29m for pelagic fisheries, such as mackerel.

“It’s nearly two years since the Brexit Task Force recommended these measures, and if the funding is not allocated in Ireland, it could be returned to Europe. It would be an absolute disgrace if our pelagic sector lost out on these essential funds by our Government’s failure to allocate them,” O Donnell said.


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