The County Waterford Director of the Irish Fisherman’s Organisation says the EU must drive a hard bargain with the UK over fishing rights following Brexit.
The British environment secretary says his government wants to protect trade links with Ireland.
An informal agreement has been in place between Ireland and Britain since the 60’s, but it’s not certain where this would stand should Britain carry out it’s strategy to block access to EU vessels.
Helvick-based skipper Caitlín Uí Aodha says Brexit has brought uncertaintly to the Irish fishing industry.
She says it’s critical that the Ireland fishing industry is given special status and every option should be considered when it comes to negotiating with Britain.