IFPEA CEO Brendan Byrne hits out at the DAFM which has facilitated landings from Russia but imposes sanctions against the landings of fish from Northern Irish Ports
Outwardly, it validates an opinion of the Department, that it completely lacks a genuine understanding of all matters marine and are grossly inconsistent in their approach particularly in terms of the Irish fishing industry.
While a massive food security issue looms for not alone this country but for the entire world in the critical times ahead, it is imperative that food production is prioritised in all sectors of the food production economy.
The Irish Fishing industry deserve the same support as other sectors of food production that fall within the remit of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine but this clearly is not the case.”
Source: Press Release