Sinn Féin’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has called on the Government to act urgently on the crisis of rising fuel prices for the fishing industry
The Government must act urgently on the crisis of rising fuel prices for the fishing industry- Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Fisheries and the Marine, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD has called on the Minister for the Marine, Charlie McConalogue to act urgently on the unprecedented joint statement from Ireland’s fishing and fish producer organisations.
The IFPO, IS&WFPO, the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association (IFPEA), the Irish Farmers’ Association aquaculture division, the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO), the Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation (IIMRO), the Irish South and East Fish Producers Organisation (IS&EFPO) and Ireland’s seven Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) have jointly appealed to the Government to provide urgent financial supports to their industry to help them cope with the crisis of rising fuel prices and other costs.
“Despite these European wide supports that other EU States such as France and Spain have deployed to help their fishing industry, our Minister and Government have sat on their hands.
“That has to end. The Government now need to act urgently and get financial supports to our fishing communities.”
Source: Press Release