Blog: McConalogue welcomes State Aid approval for Brexit Voluntary Decommissioning Scheme for Whitefish fleet – up to €60 million in direct payments –

In March 2021, Minister McConalogue set up the Seafood Sector Task Force to examine the implications, arising from the Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement, agreed between the European Union and the UK, for the Irish Fishing industry and those coastal communities particularly dependent upon the seafood sector. The Task Force, chaired by Aiden Cotter, was charged with recommending initiatives that could be taken to provide supports for development and restructuring, so as to ensure a profitable and sustainable fishing fleet and to identify opportunities for jobs and economic activity in coastal communities dependent on fishing.

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