Mackerel quota bad news for Donegal – Cope

By News Highland-


A Donegal Deputy has stated that he has no confidence in the method of assessing fishing stocks after an agreement was reached which will leave Ireland with a big quota reduction in mackerel for 2019.

International negotiations have resulted in Ireland allowed a quota of 55,300 tonnes – a reduction of 20% on 2018.

Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says its disappointing news but an improvement on the initial proposal to cut the quota by 61%.

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