Fishing decommissioning scheme is a ‘mortal sin’ – MacLochlainn

A Donegal TD is urging Agriculture and Marine Minister Charlie Mc Conalogue to abandon the fishing vessel decommissioning scheme announced by the EU yesterday as a response to Brexit.

Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Fein’s Marine Spokesperson,  says the €80 million scheme to reduce the size of the Irish fishing fleet by another 60 vessels is a “tragic blow”.

He says if this goes through, the size of the offshore fleet over 18 metres will just one third of what it was 16 years ago………….

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