21st June
Fishermen unite to tackle daily life issues

A new representative organisation for the fishing industry that is being backed by the Producer Organisations has also been welcomed by key State agencies including the Marine Institute, the SFPA and BIM which is acting as secretariat. “The initiative to set up the National Fisheries Development Group came from within the fishing industry and was conceived by people who felt there was a need for a new organisation to help them with their day-to-day working lives. "The NFDG is not a producer organisation and it’s not going to conflict in any way with existing organisations. It was set up by fishermen who saw the need for a body that would provide financial advice; and give advice on workers’ rights; employment law; health and pension schemes, social welfare entitlements as well as education and training. A National Fishermen’s Register is also proposed,” Dr Peter Tyndall, the group’s chairman exclusively told Inshore Ireland. FULL STORY: SPRING EDITION, FEBRUARY 26   Neptune, north of the Butt of Lewis in unusually calm January waters, pumps mackerel aboard. Photo John Cunningham 

Fishermen unite to tackle daily life issues
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