PODCAST: Does West Cork's fishing industry have a future?

March 15th, 2023 9:46 AM

By Jackie Keogh

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FOR A country with 29% of EU fishing waters, Ireland still doesn't have a viable fishing industry.

EU membership, Brexit, and now the decommissioning scheme have all taken their toll, and the demise of the industry has been likened to death by a thousand cuts.

With the deadline for the Government's decommissioning scheme looming ever-closer, Southern Star reporter Jackie Keogh travelled to Castletownbere, where an estimated fifteen boats are due to be decommissioned, to find out if West Cork's fishing industry has a future.

Video produced and edited by Jackie Keogh.


Listen to the previous episode: West Cork's hospitality industry fights on.

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