Fishing Industry Concerns Raised with Minister Creed – Martin Ferris TD

Sinn Féin TDs Gerry Adams and Martin Ferris were on the delegation which expressed its concerns over the current state of the fishing industry. Photograph: John Reidy

Sinn Féin TDs Martin Ferris, Gerry Adams, Martin Kenny TD and Senator Padraig MacLochlainn were part of an Oireachtas delegation which met the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Michael Creed.
Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill 

“I called on the Minister to delay bringing forward legislation – under the Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill 2017 – to committee stage until he has consulted with the fishing industry – north and south,” said Deputy Ferris after the meeting.

Recent Arrests

Speaking as Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on fisheries , Deputy Ferris said that the meeting dealt with the recent arrests of fishing vessels from the north and serious concerns around current fishing laws

 Widespread Industry Concerns
“The recent arrest of the two northern fishing vessels has highlighted serious issues with current laws, which must be corrected, and there are also widespread concerns within the fishing industry which must be addressed,” said Deputy Ferris in conclusion.

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