The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue announced the recognition of NIFA as an EU Producer Organisation
McConalogue announces recognition of National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) as a Seafood Producer Organisation
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced the recognition of the National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) as an EU Producer Organisation.
Announcing the recognition of the NIFA as a Producer Organisation, Minister McConalogue said;
“In our Programme for Government, we committed to supporting the inshore fishing fleet in generating greater marketing and promotional capacity by facilitating the establishment of a Producer Organisation for these smaller fishing vessels, thereby providing additional opportunity for the island and coastal communities involved in the inshore sector.
In 2021, my Department recognised the Irish Islands Marine Resource Organisation (IIMRO) as a Producer Organisation which focuses on our offshore islands. I am very pleased to announce that my Department has now completed the process to formally recognise the National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) as an EU Seafood producer organisation. The inshore fishing sector is a vital part of our coastal economies and communities and I am committed to supporting this sector and our inshore fishing families.”
On the announcement NIFA said, “We would like to thank the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Minister Charlie McConalogue, Christopher O’Sullivan TD and Holly Cairns TD for all the help in awarding PO Status to the National Inshore Fishermen Association.”
Source: Press Release