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Seafood Plant in Connemara Could Fold Because of Fishing Quotas

14th July 2018
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Seafood plant in Connemara could face closure because of fishing quotas: above mackeral Seafood plant in Connemara could face closure because of fishing quotas: above mackeral

#Fishing - The management of Iasc Mara Teoranta seafood plant in Ros a Mhíl, Connemara say that unless they can find a new owner, the plant will close.

As the Galway Daily reports Iasc Mara Teoranta has been processing herring and mackeral out of Ros a Mhíl harbour for more than 40 years. But now there’s a good chance it will have to close its doors at the cost of 25 direct jobs, and any wider effect that will have on the community.

It says its present difficulties are caused by fishing quotas being increasingly concentrated into a small number of hands that just aren’t bringing their catches into Connemara.

The seafood plant relies depends on Ros a Mhíl boats bringing in daily catches. But many of those boats have been bought up by Killybegs-based fishing operators.

For further reading on this story, click here. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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