Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Fisherman sceptical about warnings of wholesale collapse

Irish fishermen say they are sceptical about a new study predicting a wholesale collapse of the industry if stronger action is not taken to prevent declining stocks.

The Canadian research has warned that most commercial species could effectively become extinct by 2048 due to over-fishing, pollution, habitat destruction and climate change.

However, the Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation says existing restrictions and quotas are based on the best scientific assessments of fish stocks and it would be sceptical about the latest findings.

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