Marine Minister says Killybegs improvements must complement fishing industry

Marine Minister Simon Coveney says he favours expanding Killybegs Fisheries Harbour, but warned the Dail this afternoon it must be achieved in a way which complements the harbour's core industry.

Mr Coveney was responding to Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle, who was seeking government support for the development of Killybegs.

The Donegal South West TD said there have been several reports published on how Killybegs can broaden its horizons, but in certain cases, the department has been a hinderance rather than a help........

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Responding, Minister Coveney said there are opportunities in fish processing and other disciplines, but stressed that development must be monitored................

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