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EU discusses better fish quotas

EU discusses better fish quotas

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has said that EU agreement has been reached on setting sustainable quotas for fish stocks.


EU nations say the fish catch quotas they agreed upon for next year means they have made more headway in securing sustainable fishing in their waters however environmentalists are strongly disputing that claim.

It is estimated that the total package of fish quotas will be worth €275m for the Irish fishing industry next year. The quotas will see an increase in mackerel, haddock, monkfish and megrims, but there will be a reduction in prawns.

After having overfished both regions for years, the EU claims that 2020 will bring in a new era for fisheries.

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