Apologies have been received from Deputy Browne and Senator O'Donovan. Deputy Mac Lochlainn is substituting for Deputy Browne. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, only the Chairman and staff are present in the committee room and all members must join remotely from elsewhere in the parliamentary precincts. The secretariat can issue invitations to join the meeting on Microsoft Teams. Members may not participate in the meeting from outside the parliamentary precincts. Members should mute their microphones when they are not making contributions and use the "raise hand" function to indicate if they wish to speak. Speaking slots will be prioritised for members of the committee. I also remind members to turn off their mobile telephones.
The agenda for today is a resumed discussion on the impact of Brexit on the fishing industry. The meeting will be in two parts. From 10 a.m. until 10.55 a.m., we will meet with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy McConalogue. From 11 a.m. until 11.55 a.m., we will meet with representatives from the Irish Fish Producers Organisation, IFPO, the Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation, KFO, the Irish South and West Fishermen's Organisation, ISWFPO, and the Irish South and East Fish Producers Organisation, ISEFPO. The meeting will be suspended for five minutes between the first and second sessions to allow witnesses to change over.