The ISWFPO will hold a meeting with the fishing industry on the Decommissioning Scheme in Limerick next week
The Irish South and West Fishermen’s Organisation will hold a meeting with the fishing industry on the Brexit Voluntary Permanent Cessation Scheme (Decommissioning Scheme), at the Radisson Blue Hotel & SPA in Limerick on Wednesday 18 January next.
The meeting has been called after members of the IS&WFPO, who applied for the decommissioning scheme and were successful, received their Letter of Offer this week from Bord Iascaigh Mhara. The 57 successful applicants feel that the offer they have received are an insult with one fisherman saying they were sold “a pig in a poke” with the compensation not nearly reflecting the true value of exiting the industry.
Announcing the meeting, CEO of the IS&WFPO, Patrick Murphy said:
“Following many phone calls emails and texts from irate members and non-members, asking for something to be done immediately after the letters of offers were received by those forced to leave our Industry we have acted.
“Our Organisation will facilitate a meeting for all those 57 fishing Industry boat owners an opportunity to speak together and unite to form a strategy in response to the insults of offers made for these businesses.
“This will be held in the Radisson Blue Hotel Limerick next Wednesday starting at 3pm, this allowing time for all those interested to travel from all parts of the country.
“This is supported by our fellow POs so let’s do our best to attend.”