Rising fuel prices are crippling the Irish Seafood sector, including fishermen, aquaculture producers and fish processors. That’s according to Galway-based Enda Conneely of the Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation (IIMRO ), who says the crisis is a threat to food security.

“The entire Irish Seafood Sector is calling on the Government to act now to claim available EU funds to compensate the seafood sector and get the situation under control,” he told the Advertiser.

Mr Conneely says eight Industry sector representative groups from fishing, fish processing, aquaculture and coastal community bodies have come together to call for urgent Government action.

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