Apologies have been received from Deputy Martin Browne and Senator Lynn Boylan. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is substituting for Deputy Martin Browne.
Before we begin I remind members that due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, microphone positions in the committee room and speaking slots will be prioritised for members of the committee. Members are requested to ensure that for the duration of the meeting their mobile phones are turned off completely or switched to airplane, safe or flight mode, depending on the device. It is not sufficient for members to put their phones on silent, as this will still interfere with the broadcasting systems.
Our meeting today is in three parts. We will first address the impact of Brexit on the fishing industry. The second part, from 10 a.m. to 10.30 a.m., will address African swine fever. We will go into private session from 10.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The meeting will be suspended for five minutes between the first and second sessions to allow the desks to be sanitised. On this note, I remind members that there are sanitation products throughout the room which should be used when taking or vacating a seat.