Ireland South MEP welcomes quota increase for prawn and hake fisheries

Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland’s South constituency Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed a quota increase for prawn and hake fisheries. Liadh Ni Riada She also called on Minister for the Marine  Simon Coveney to do more to defend fishermen in the whitefish sector. Remarking on the quotas secured at the December Fisheries Council in Brussels, Liadh Ní Riada said she was glad to see increased cooperation between the Stormont Agriculture and Fisheries Minister and her Dublin counterparts in the negotiations. She added however that the current system for allocating quotas isn’t suitable and called for a more transparent system that prioritises the sustainability of our fishing industry and coastal communities.

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