Broad welcome to increase in Mackerel Quota for 2020

 

The International Council for Exploration of the Sea has recommended a 19.7% increase in Mackerel quota for 2020.

Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the announcement following advice in May which suggested a 20% increase in the Total Allowable Catch for 2019.

Deputy Gallagher says as the recommendation in May was not passed, the quota for next year should increase by around 40%.

He says it is vitally important that the sector receives the benefits next year, in the face of Brexit: