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Fish processors take state watchdog to High Court

Industry says weighing system for catches will result in losses of millions

31st May, 2020
Fishing trawlers moored in Killybegs Docks in Co Donegal: industry claims state’s fish-weighing method is inaccurate

Six fishing processors are taking a High Court case against a state watchdog over a controversial method of weighing fish and the potential loss of millions of euro to the pelagic industry.

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority has been in dispute with processors since 2018, when the results of an EU audit into the operation of pelagic weighing in Killybegs, Co Donegal resulted in the authority proposing to weigh fish at the point of landing,...

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