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McIlveen Welcomes EU Fisheries Council Results

The annual Fisheries Council in Brussels held each year to determine the fishing opportunities of the national fleets for EU members will soon have one member missing from the process… the UK. Following the British exit from the EU, fisheries policy will be determined nationally. While many UK fishermen welcome…

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Hazzard Welcomes Progress on Single Boat Payment

Chris Hazzard South Down MLA has welcomed progress being made in securing a ‘Single Boat Payment’ which would go a long way towards lifting the financial burden on the South Down fishing industry. He explained: “This scheme” is an idea that has emanated from our own local engagement in South…

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Brussels Visit For NI Junior MInisters On Key Youth Matters

Junior NI Assembly Ministers Jonathan Bell and Jennifer McCann are in Brussels for a series of meetings with a focus on internet safety and youth unemployment. They met the European Commission advisor for the Commissioner for the Digital Agenda to discuss child internet safety and raising awareness of cyber bullying. Junior…

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No Fanfare For The New CFP From Co Down Fishing Industry

THE long-awaited review of the Common Fisheries Policy has now been agreed and the local County Down industry has already made a very lukewarm response to the Brussels decision saying that there is much small print to decipher and understand, but real expectations of an improvement for fishing opportunities for…

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