Blog: ‘Tragic blow!’ EU approves £67m from Brexit fund to encourage Irish fishermen to QUIT – Express

He added: “Every single day our fishermen have to sit back and watch the hoovering up of massive volumes of fish from our own waters and then transported back to various European fishing ports.

“Decommissioning will be accepted by some in the industry that have been broken by bureaucracy, inequality and unfairness from the unjust Common Fisheries Policy and facilitated by a Department of Marine and successive Irish Governments that have been unwilling to stand up and fight Ireland’s corner.

“We are paying the political and practical price of many years of weak representation at the negotiating table in the EU.”

Under the scheme, the amount of aid will be calculated according to the weight of each scrapped boat, amounting to £3,000 (€3,600) per gross tonnage.

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