Donegal fishermen start petition to have supertrawlers banned from the Irish coast

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The fisherman behind a petition to have super trawlers banned from off the Irish coast, says the sector is being failed by EU policies.

The petition was sparked by the presence of the vessel, Margiris, off the coast of Donegal - it's nearly 140 metres long and has the capacity to catch over 9-thousand tonnes of fish.

Jerry Early, chair of Irish Islands Marine Resource Organistion, says the Margiris is still fishing today, when small local fishermen can't sail due to poor weather conditions.

He says public representatives are failing Ireland's fishermen at EU level.............