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It comes two weeks after a group of oyster fishermen met Minister for Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte at Leinster House to voice their concerns over a cap on oyster dredging licences.
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, local fishermen in the inner Galway Bay-Clarinbridge area are concerned that their livelihoods are at risk after the European Union ruled that there is over-intensification of fishing at the oyster bed.
Only 13 dredging licences have been issued this year, and EU Directives prevent their further issue until a fisheries management plan is introduced.
Galway West Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames says steps are being made to get the management plan on track.