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Penalty points for fishermen will let state access EU fund

The EU has suspended the payments from its European Maritime and Fisheries Fund until Ireland brings in a sanctions regime for fishermen who breach the EU’s rules on overfishing

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
9th December, 2018

The government is drafting a new law on penalty points for fishermen in order to access €37 million in frozen EU funding.

The EU has suspended the payments from its European Maritime and Fisheries Fund until Ireland brings in a sanctions regime for fishermen who breach the EU’s rules on overfishing.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Michael Creed confirmed that he was working with the attorney general to draw up the new...

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