The Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill Incoherent?
week the Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed, made a major attack
on the British Government, describing its approach to Brexit negotiations
Minister was very strong in his comments about the official British
attitude. The Government there had "no coherence" around
their strategy, he said.
comments have not been particularly well received in British Government
circles. They came at the same time as his policy towards the fishing
industry in the context of the Sea Fisheries Bill was described
as "unbelievable" as he continues with efforts to try
to get it through the Seanad where it is at the Committee Stage.
is unreal that this is still going ahead," said the Irish Fish
this be an "incoherent" policy approach by the Minister,
or is it being forced upon him by his officials?
questions are being raised within the fishing industry because of
the widespread repercussions which are feared as a result of the
content of the Bill which, according to legal advice, could widen
considerably access by all EU vessels within the 0-6 miles territorial
limits. With British withdrawal from the EU and though the Government
maintains that the Bill is an agreement only with Northern Ireland,
that could be successfully legally challenged and used to apply
to all other EU boats as the Irish Government will have no rights
to make separate agreements with the UK and what is now being done
in the Bill could be used to demand widen access to Irish waters
for all EU fishing vessels.
PODCAST examines the term "incoherent" as it might
apply in the context of the Sea Fisheries Amendment Bill.
new MARINE TIMES Podcast Service
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MINISTER FOR THE MARINE, HIS OFFICIALS AND BEING 'INCOHERENT'
Why is Marine Minister Michael Creed still pushing the Sea Fisheries
Amendment Bill through the Oireachtas and what does "incoherent"
mean in fisheries policy?
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is always a busy time and there is plenty of activity from the smallest
to the largest of our Islands. But first off, I'd like to thank
President and Mrs Higgins for the wonderful garden party they hosted
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2017. It is aimed at strengthening the bond between Dublin Port
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Development and the Department of Communications, Climate Action
and Environment with responsibility for Natural Resources, Community
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