A difficult year but Irish seafood sector showing resilience

THE country’s €1.1bn seafood sector showed resilience during 2020 in seeking alternative outlets despite severe disruptions to global markets. But the Government has been warned that rural and coastal communities, denuded by the pull of urban Ireland and the impact of Brexit and Covid-19, are facing a crisis. The Irish South and West and Fish Producers Organisation explained in a submission that the fishing industry, which employs around 16,000 people directly and indirectly, has suffered more than most other sectors from the economic impact of the pandemic.  >click to read< 07:30

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