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Tough: Harry Wick of NI Fish Producers’ Organisation

Tough: Harry Wick of NI Fish Producers’ Organisation

Stephen Hamilton

Tough: Harry Wick of NI Fish Producers’ Organisation

At the home of Northern Ireland's largest fishing fleet, the implications of the Brexit deal and coronavirus weigh heavily on the minds of hundreds of Kilkeel fishermen.

While boats have continued to fish during the pandemic, plummeting prices for fresh fish as restaurants stay closed and uncertainty over new quota arrangements have some questioning their future.

On Thursday afternoon, the main source of activity on the quiet harbour front was at a family run Fish and Chip van as locals queued up for lunch.


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