Some compromise for Donegal fishermen in EU talks

EU fishery talks have ended in Brussels with fishing groups expressing qualified satisfaction over the result.

The issue dominating the meeting from an Donegal perspective was the fallout for mackerel fisheries following the break down of the EU Norway talks last week.

The European Commission was initially recommending a 50% cut in the mackerel quota but instead is has been raised to 65% of this year's quota for Ireland, on the basis of further talks with Norway in January.