“I recognise the challenges faced by our industry and will stand up for our local fleet. I’m very keen to hear how we can work together to help with the industry’s ambitious plans for future development.
“We discussed potential future fishing opportunities in the Irish Sea and even more pressing, the need to protect and support the industry to prosper, post-Brexit. I have made clear that it is unacceptable for our industry to be at any disadvantage.
“The industry has made real progress in improving sustainability and we need to build on this to ensure a vibrant and prosperous future for the industry.”
Source: Sea Source NI