Sinn Féin raises concerns in fishing industry with Minister Creed - Martin Ferris TD
Sinn Féin TDs Martin Ferris, Gerry Adams, Martin Kenny TD and Seanadóir Padraig MacLochlainn were part of an Oireachtas delegation which today met the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Michael Creed.
Speaking after the meeting, which dealt with the recent arrests of Fishing vessels from the North and serious concerns around current fishing laws, Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Fisheries Martin Ferris TD said;
"I called on the Minister to “delay bringing forward legislation – the Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill 2017 - to Committee stage until the Minister has consulted with the fishing industry – North and South.
“The recent arrest of the two Northern fishing vessels has highlighted serious issues with current laws, which must be corrected, and there are also widespread concerns within the fishing industry which must be addressed.”