Fish processors have accused the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) of being in breach of the Northern Ireland Protocol, following the latest development in the ongoing row over the weighing of pelagic fish in Killybegs.

Two fish processing companies in the port have had their permits to weigh fish in their factories revoked after a Norwegian vessel landed blue whiting in Derry and the fish were transported by road to Killybegs for processing on two occasions recently.

The skipper of the vessel decided against landing the fish in Killybegs, because of the method to be used by the SFPA to weigh it. He said it would be damaged and made unfit for human consumption.

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