McCarthy welcomes aid package for fishermen

Alliance Agriculture spokesperson, Kieran McCarthy MLA, has welcomed the decision by the Agriculture Minister to pledge £400,000 for fishermen who have been badly affected by the recent extreme weather.

Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “Just like other groups who receive support in the event of extreme weather, I am glad that the Agriculture Minister has pledged £400,000 to help those fishermen whose trade has been badly affected by the recent storms.

“We have a proud history of fishing in Northern Ireland and I would be greatly saddened if we were to lose such a great tradition.

“I am also pleased that the Department of Agriculture is looking to see what can be done to secure the long term sustainability of this sector.”


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