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Ní Riada welcomes new group of demersal fishermen

21 October, 2015 - by Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed the move from demersal fishermen to unite under the office of the I.F.O.

Speaking after the announcement was made, Ms Ní Riada said,

"This newly formed group announced today will be of huge benefit to the industry. It ought to put added pressure on the Government, the public sector and the EU to sit up and pay attention to an industry that is so valuable yet so neglected.

"There is an important strength to be had from uniting resources and as the Irish fishing sector supplies 23% of the EU waters with the most lucrative fishing grounds, it is important that their requirements are listened to and acted upon.

"I have made every effort to be the proactive voice for the Irish fishing industry in the European Parliament and I look forward to meeting members of the newly formed group at the upcoming International Fisheries Conference this Saturday in Dungarvan, as it is the perfect opportunity for them to ensure their message is being reiterated." ENDS

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