Europe to rule on fishermen’s appeal

The advocate general of the European Court of Justice will decide on Tuesday whether the owners of three Irish fishing boats should be recompensed for tens of thousands of euro they paid out to improve safety on board.

8th December, 2007

The advocate general of the European Court of Justice will decide on Tuesday whether the owners of three Irish fishing boats should be recompensed for tens of thousands of euro they paid out to improve safety on board.

Killybegs fisherman Tommy Faherty was one of 23 Irish fishermen who challenged the European Commission’s Multi Annual Guidance Programme (MAGP IV) for fishing fleets.

MAGP IV mandated a 30 per cent cut in national fleets fishing...

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