IFPEA CEO, Brendan Byrne believes that a pathway is emerging to the resolution of issues surrounding the weighing of bulk fish in Killybegs
Following a meeting with the SFPA and industry representatives a pathway is emerging to the resolution of issues surrounding the weighing of bulk pelagic fish landings into Killybegs Port.
The events of the last number of weeks have been extremely difficult on everyone involved in the industry, and none more so than the seasonal workers that were depending on the extra work in the blue whiting season.
The IFPEA are satisfied that following today’s lengthy meeting that a system of weighing fish can be put in place, that both accurately weighs fish and preserves the quality of the fish landing, it is envisaged that the pierside weighing system will be central to the outcome of the eventual arrangement.
Meantime, a process must be entered into and that will take time, but we as an association are satisfied that the certainty required for fish processing and landings into Killybegs can be achieved within this process in the short time ahead.
Source: Press Release