Cope pushing to improve circumstances of fishermen working off Irish coasts

North West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher says he'll again be pushing for separate regional deals to improve the circumstances of domestic Fishermen working off Irish coasts.

A new deal will be negotiated in the coming months and already Irish fishermen are pushing for greater access to white fish.

They also want less access by Spanish fleets to the Irish Box which is off the west coast.

Speaking after a Marine Institute / BIM report called on other countries to follow Ireland's lead in promoting and implementing conservation measures, Pat The Cope Gallagher says its time all Irish fishermen got a better deal........

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