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Ferris welcomes EU Parliament on Irish Box

4 June, 2003

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Fisheries, Martin Ferris TD has welcomed today's decision by the European Parliament to reject the Spanish bid to gain access to the Irish Box conservation area. MEPS voted by 334 to 108 to maintain the box. Deputy Ferris said;

"The vote by the Parliament constitutes an important vindication of the position of Irish fishermen regarding the maintenance of the Irish Box. It is now crucial that the Commission takes note of this and acts in what is clearly the best interests of Irish fishing and indeed of fish conservation in general". ENDS

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