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Irish Fishermen fear UK limits will push EU boats into Irish waters

The UK’s withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention will push more EU trawlers into Irish waters and is a major concern for the Irish fleet, according to fishermen. Skippers of fishing vessels in Howth, Co Dublin, expressed concern on Tuesday about the decision to expel foreign ships from a 12 nautical mile (22km) limit around UK shores in two years’ time. Most were primarily occupied by what the decision may portend, with the possibility of a 200 nautical mile (370km) exclusion zone covering all British waters a concern for the Irish fleet, according to Howth-based skipper Richard Branagan. click here for video, read the story  16:51