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Patrick Murphy, CEO of the Irish South and West Fishermen’s Organisation says that “Fishermen want to stay fishing, they want to protect the stocks. If they go out of business because the stocks are destroyed, the millions and millions of Euros that they have invested in their business goes nowhere, it’s gone and fishermen are fed up risking their lives to catch fish and to come back into shore to be met with this negative media attention that is just not correct.”

So says the Chief Executive of the Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation, Pat Murphy, in this week’s Podcast as anger increases within the fishing industry about an allegation made by the British-based New Economic Foundation that Ireland was amongst the top five EU States who are overfishing. The methodology in the report has been questioned. There is also anger at Irish national media coverage of the claim.

CEO Pat Murphy says the report figures are not correct and the industry is being treated unfairly. He spoke to Marine Times Deputy Editor, Tom MacSweeney, for this week’s Podcast.

Listen to the Podcast here