‘Engagement with fishing community worthwhile’ – Ruane

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Sinn Féin MLA’s Caitriona Ruane and Chris Hazzard have said that the engagementbetween Sinn Féin and the fishing industry in South Down addressed by Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson was very worthwhile.

Ruane said, “We invited members from the fishing industry including fishermen, fish processors and representatives from Ardglass and Kilkeel fishing community to a working breakfast with Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson in order to listen to the concerns of the industry.

“Martina was also able to outline what was also available through the EU in order to support the fishing industry. The aim of the exercise was to exchange information and set out a plan of action that would benefit the fishing community in South Down.”

Chris Hazzard added, “This was a great opportunity to meet directly with members of the fishing industry and hear at first hand some of the problems they are experiencing.

“The fishing industry is an important part of the South Down economy and it is essential it is supported and encouraged to grow.

“While fishermen are aware of European guidelines in terms of quotas and other fishing matters they may not be aware of all the grants that are available through Europe. This meeting allowed an exchange of information that will benefit both the industry and Sinn Féin in protecting and promoting the industry in the future,” he added.


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