Dáil rejects Penalty Points System for fishing infringements

Fisheries Minister Michael Creed is today considering his options after the Dail last evening rejected the Statutory Instrument under which Penalty Points were imposed on fishermen.

Donegal Deputy and Fianna Fail spokesperson Pat The Cope Gallagher last week moved a private members motion calling for the provision to be scrapped, saying the measure was unfair, and had been rejected by the Supreme Court .

Deputy Gallagher says he has alternative proposals which he is happy to share with the minister: