Lorcan O Cinneide calls for funding for advisory council.

The introduction of a regional advisory council for fishermen will be an empty gesture if it doesn`t receive proper funding according to Lorcan O Cinneide Chief Executive of the Irish Fish Producers Organisation. E.U. Ministers are meeting today to secure agreement for the establishment of new regional management structures. Such a council would allow representatives from fishing organisations to have an advisory role on policy and decisions made in the E.U. The E.U. says they are willing to provide funding of one hundred thousand euro for the running of the council. Lorcan O Cinneide says its pointless introducing the board if it`s not going to be set up properly and for this they need proper funding.