An EUR 80 million (USD 79.8 million million) scheme to retire a third of the Irish fishing fleet won’t have the effect of preserving fish stocks and needs to be accompanied by a plan to make the sector “greener and more innovative,” according to the Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO), a fishing representative body.

On 28 July, 2022, Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue confirmed the Irish government will move forward with a recommendation from Ireland’s Seafood Task Force to “help restore balance between fishing fleet capacity and available quotas, following the reductions in quotas for stocks arising from the E.U./U.K. Trade and Cooperation Agreement.”

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