New market opening up to inshore fishermen in Inishowen

Inshore fishermen in Inishowen mayhave a new market opened to them if an agreement reached last night is given EU council and parliament approval.

Minister Simon Coveney has agreed terms with the commission to open up the Lesser Spotted Dogfish market from January 1st, subject to certain conditions.

Deputy Joe Mc Hugh says the species, known locally as 'sand dog', is not edible to humans but is used extensively as bait.

He's confident the agreement will be ratified quickly...........