Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP
Irish fishing boats will have to record and land every fish they catch even when they are not in a saleable condition, under proposed changes to the Common Fisheries Policy due to be published within weeks.
EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki is expected to unveil details on July 13th of a comprehensive reform package which some Irish fishermen fear could set the struggling industry back even further.
Newly elected Senator Jimmy Harte
Donegal North East based, Senator Jimmy Harte has been selected as a member of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly. He thanked the party for appointing him to the Assembly.
He told IrishDigest.com: “It is important that we build on the strong relationships that we have with the UK.
“I also look forward to working with Deputy Joe Mc Hugh TD, co chair of the Assembly, and we will be working to promote the North West to develop beneficial relationships with the other regions in the UK.”