KFO welcomes mackerel sanctions decision

Fishing organisations have welcomed agreement between the European Parliament and the Danish Presidency on sanctions to be imposed on countries or territories engaged in unsustainable fishing practices.

The agreement was reached on foot of a report compiled by North West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher, who has been looking at the decision of Iceland and the Faroe Islands not to observe mackerel limits.

The report backed previous statements from the Killybegs Fishermens Organisation and others that failure to reach agreement would threaten stocks in the future.

Sean O'Donaghue of the KFO says this latest agreement shows that the EU is serious...........