NI industry considers implications of Marine Bill Published: 12 March, 2008
Representatives of the Provinces fishing industry met with NI’s Minister for the Environment, Arlene Foster (pictured)
REPRESENTATIVES of the Provinces fishing industry met with Northern Irelands Minister for the Environment, Arlene Foster at Stormont yesterday afternoon to discuss proposals regarding the implementation of the UKs proposed Marine Bill.
Also on the agenda was the first proposal tabled in Northern Ireland to remove marine aggregates from the sea bed just of the south County Down coast.
Following the meeting an industry spokesperson said that the delegation was encouraged by the meeting, especially in relation to the Marine Bill.
These are important issues for Northern Irelands entire fishing industry. We are all striving towards a sustainable and viable fishing industry, so we were keen to explain the industrys position to the Minister responsible for these matters here in Northern Ireland, as well as hearing her Departments opinions. We look forward to further discussions on the Marine Bill soon, said the spokesperson.
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