Sinn Féin MEP Visits Ardglass In Support of Fishing Industry And Communities
Speaking to Down News, Ms Anderson said: “It is important that our traditional fishing industry is protected from further decline. During my meeting with the fishermen’s representatives in Ardglass, I was pleased to have the opportunity to discuss how best to increase the quotas for the Irish fishing fleet and make the industry more sustainable in the longer term while protecting jobs and family incomes.
Hazzard wants OFMDFM to tackle growing poverty within Fishing Communities.
Chris Hazzard MLA has called for urgent action to tackle the growing poverty experienced by our local fishing community.
Speaking after a recent meeting with local fishermen in Ardglass where he was accompanied by Martina Anderson MEP, Hazzard said: “Our fishing communities are really struggling at present. We must tackle the underlying issues in order to ensure that the long- term cycle of multi-generational problems is eroded now.
“Fishermen have raised a number of issues here today with Martina and I and she has committed to tackle them head on. She will be returning to Ardglass in the coming months and I will be pressing upon OFMDFM to work alongside her in producing real and tangible results for this industry.
“I have called for OFMDFM to accompany us on our next visit and for them to use the Delivering Social Change Programme to tackle the growing levels of poverty in the fishing community.”