21 Jan 2021, 14.47

The Joint Committee on Agriculture and the Marine will meet on Friday, to discuss Brexit and its impact on Fisheries with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and four key stakeholder organisations to appear across two separate sessions.

Tomorrow’s meeting in Committee Room 4, watch here,  will begin with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, appearing from 10am to discuss this particular topic for the second time in less than two months.

Ahead of the meeting, Chair Jackie Cahill, TD, said: “When the Minister last appeared it was in advance of the EU Council of Ministers meeting, and a meeting to discuss quota negotiations. In addition, we explored opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks. Having discussed many of these matters in private in recent weeks, we will be keen to explore them further and to tease out the experiences of our fishing industry in the first three weeks of 2021. In particular we will focus on the Total Allowable Catches and designated landing ports. “

From 11am, the following organisations will appear for discussion regarding the topic.

  • The Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation (KFO)
  • Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO)
  • Irish South and East Fish Producers Organisation (IS&EFPO)
  • Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation (IS&WFPO)

For more information about the work of the Committee on Agriculture and the Marine, see the Committee webpage

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