Fisheries Commissioner visits Killybegs and meets with industry representatives – Donegal Daily
EU Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus SinkeviÄius yesterday accompanied TD Minister Charlie Mc Conalogue on a visit to the Killybegs Fishery Harbor Center, as part of his two-day visit to Ireland .
Agriculture, Food and Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue, TD, invited the Commissioner to come to Killybegs to meet with representatives of the fishing industry and see first-hand the activity in the one of Ireland’s largest fishing ports.
They also discussed important EU issues of concern to the Irish fishing industry.
The Commissioner, accompanied by Minister McConalogue, met representatives of all major Irish organizations in the fishing industry. Representatives of the Irish South & West Fish Producers Organization, the Irish South & East Fish Producers Organization, the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organization, the Irish Fish Producers Organization, the Irish Islands Marine Resource Organization, from the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association and National Inshore Fisheries Forums all attended the meeting with the Minister and the Commissioner.
While in Killybegs, Commissioner Sinkevicius had the opportunity to see fish landed by a pelagic vessel at the Fishery Harbor Center.
Minister McConalogue said: âI am very happy to welcome Commissioner SinkeviÄius on his first official visit to Ireland. I would also like to thank our industry representatives for their positive engagement today.
âThe past year and a half has been a challenge for all of us. The Irish seafood sector has been one of the most affected by BREXIT.
âThis meeting allowed the industry to clearly present to the Commissioner the challenges it continues to face and identify opportunities that will help rebuild and support a robust sector in the future.
âIt is more important than ever to work together to restore industry confidence and ensure that every opportunity is seized so that we build a sustainable future for our industry and the coastal communities that depend on it. “
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