Crunch talks on fishing quotas underway in Brussels

Junior Fisheries Minister Sean Connick is in Brussels today for two days of talks on fishing quotas for 2011, with the Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation saying they are concerned at the unwillingness of the new commissioner to consult with the industry.

Meanwhile, weekend discussions on mackerel stocks saw the EU and Norway reach agreement on a quota system that will see the Irish catch increase by 10%.

However, Iceland and the Faroes continue to ignore previously agreed quotas, and Sean O'Donaghue of the KFO says that's still a major problem...........

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