The Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organization (IS&WFPO) has set up a “Show and Tell” protest tomorrow at 7am, which will involve fishing vessels traveling along the river Lee to Cork city. The campaign group wants the public to “come and view these vessels, meet the men and women who work these vessels, hear their stories and talk with our representatives”. They will also then send an angry letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin’s constituency office in Turner’s Cross, Cork, about how the Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement between EU and UK was “unfair and unjust” for Irish fishermen.
The IS&WFPO said: “Fishermen were asked to put aside their fears of being hundreds of miles away from medical help if it were needed for the benefit of our people.”
The campaign group said on their website they want a renegotiation of the Common Fisheries Policy so that Ireland is given a fair share of fish quotas that reflect the contribution of our fishing grounds to the EU.
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