Fisheries must be protected post-Brexit - David Cullinane TD
Sinn Féin spokesperson for Brexit, David Cullinane TD, said today that the concerns of the Irish fishing industry regarding Brexit must be addressed.
He called on the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste to make an unequivocal statement to clarify the issue.
Deputy Cullinane said:
"Sinn Féin echoes the call of the Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation that fisheries negotiations are not separated from the final trade agreement between Britain and the EU; and that the status quo post-Brexit in retaining access to British waters remains, as well as the quota share.
"The Irish fishing industry must have its Hague preferences protected and guaranteed during the brexit transition period.
"I call on the Taoiseach and Táinaiste to make such a public statement."