TD calls for compensation for fishermen affected by weather

michael healy rae TD kerry southDeputy Michael Healy-Rae is calling for a compensation package for fishermen who have had no income since last October due to adverse weather conditions. In response to a recent parliamentary question Marine minister Simon Coveney said a new seafood programme of supports will provide support to those affected by bad weather. The measure was announced by the European Commission in December 2015. However, fishermen must commit to membership of this mutual fund in line with predefined rules to ensure its viability.