KFO disappointed at EU ministers’ decision to ban discards

EU Fisheries Ministers have reached an agreement on discarded fish, and are calling for the phasing out the contentious policy of discarding millions of tonnes of dead fish back into the sea.

However, fish producers are criticising the decision, saying it will hamper their operations, while doing nothing to promote conservation.

The issue will now come before the EU Parliament later in the year, with a final decision most likely during the irish Presidency of the EU next year.

Killybegs Fishermens' Organisation CEO Sean O'Donaghue says they put forward alternative proposals which were ignored..................