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High levels of compliance found in Irish Fishing Sector

The country’s marine watchdog has said that it has carried out almost 4,000 sea-fisheries inspections this year and found high levels of compliance with regulations. Independent regulator Susan Steele, who heads the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, said controls and inspections of trawler owners, fish farmers, and factory processors are designed to support Ireland’s international reputation for the highest standards in food product. People can be confident that the Irish seafood they are consuming is safe and traceable, she said. Ms Steele said: “We are finding low levels of non-compliance which is testament to the real efforts of the majority of fishermen, fish farmers and fish processors to work within the law. Read the story here 12:38

The Irish have started THE REVOLUTION AGAINST DISCARDS – REFUSE TO DUMP FISH – LAND THEM FOR CHARITY!!!!!

WOW!! THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN! US FISHERMEN, YOUR IRISH BROTHERS HAVE STUCK IT UP MANAGEMENTS ASSES!! WILL YOU FOLLOW?

October 8, 2012 — Michael O’Flaherty, one of the owners of the boat said: “We’re being asked to operate under a farcical system. They want us to dump about 5 tons of dead monkfish back into the sea. But enough is enough. We’re not doing it anymore, we’re going to show people what we’re being asked to do.”
A group of Wexford fishermen at sea for the last five days has said today that the fishermen will no longer abide by EU regulations to dump fish back into the ocean if they go over quota. The crew, which harbored last night, was watched over by a member of An Garda Siochana at Kilmore Quay before representatives from the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority arrived this morning to investigate the situation. Shortly after 11 a.m. the fishermen began to unload their catch into a waiting van, depositing the fish which exceeded the quota on the quay, a move which prompted a large crowd of locals to come and avail of free fish.

Listen to THIS! http://www.rte.ie/news/morningireland/player.html?20121004%2C3407442%2C3407442%2Cflash%2C257

http://www.wexfordecho.ie/2012/10/04/fishermen-refuse-to-dump-catch/

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/irishsun/irishsunnews/4572816/Crew-hand-out-13k-catch-in-protest.html

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