first_imgJimmy Byrne who today refused to dump 110 boxes of prime Monkfish at Kilmore QuayTRAWLERMEN in Co Donegal are to meet to discuss following the example of colleagues in Co Wexford – by giving away free fish to the public rather than dumping it at sea.It’s understood the pro-fishing lobbies in Killybegs and Greencastle are keen to support the stance of Séamus O’Flaherty, who owns the Saltees Quest, who gave away fish at Kilmore Quay in Wexford yesterday.The vessel exceeded its EU quota of monkfish and gave away 110 boxes of the prized fish to delighted members of the public. Skipper Jimmy Byrne said he took the action to oppose the EU rule that requires over-quota fish to be thrown back overboard.The crew was monitored by gardai before officers from the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority arrived.In a statement, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority said: “A fishing operation that results in large quantities of fish for which the vessel does not have a quota is undesirable for everyone.“A prudent response would be to alter that operation – change fishing grounds or fishing techniques to try to avoid unwanted catches in the first instance. The quantities brought ashore as ‘discards’ in this morning’s landing are not consistent with this type of responsible fishing.” Last night sources in both Killybegs and Greencastle contacted Donegal Daily to say the protest was being “monitored” with a view to copycat incidents here in this county.It’s thought fishermen in several other counties are also planning to join the protest.  DONEGAL FISHERMEN MAY GIVE AWAY FREE FISH AS PART OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGN was last modified: October 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL FISHERMEN MAY GIVE AWAY FREE FISH AS PART OF NATIONAL CAMPAIGNgreencastle co donegalkillybegs county donegallast_img

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