Ombudsman trawls for details of Lost at Sea compensation

Even before it was launched by the then marine minister Frank Fahey in 2001, serious questions were raised in the Department of the Marine about the Lost at Sea scheme.

3rd October, 2009

Even before it was launched by the then marine minister Frank Fahey in 2001, serious questions were raised in the Department of the Marine about the Lost at Sea scheme.

On the face of it, it looked like a reasonable response by the government to requests from fishing communities:

fishermen who had lost their trawlers at sea and could not afford to get back into the industry would be compensated in the form of replacement fishing...

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