Northwest MEP hopeful Irish fishermen will benefit from aid package

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fish discardsThe European Parliament has approved draft rules to help fishermen to comply with new Common Fisheries Policy requirements.
They approved a six point five billion euro aid package that will help fishermen to comply with the discard ban.
The funding can go towards buying more selective fishing gear and to improve safety and working conditions, along with data collection and port infrastructure.
MEP’s will now start negotiating the final rules with member states.
Fianna Fail North West MEP, Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher, says he’s hoping people working in the Irish fishing industry will benefit from the fund…..

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