Fishing industry calls for ‘tie-up’ scheme during Coronavirus crisis

Irish fishing industry representatives have called on the Government to provide a temporary fishing cessation tie-up scheme for vessels to support the industry through the turmoil created in the markets by Covid-19. 64% of Irish seafood exports are reliant on European markets. With restaurants and businesses closed throughout Ireland’s main fish export markets in Spain, France and Italy prices have tumbled for Irish fishermen.  Fishermen on the west coast would usually expect up to €20 a kilo for lobster at this time of year. Now, however, they are being offered from €6 to €10 a kilo as there is no market for the produce. >click to read< 19:05

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