Seafood Sector Taskforce interim report now available


The Minister for Aquaculture Food and the Marine (DAFM), Charlie McConalogue T.D., announced the establishment of the Seafood Sector Taskforce on 26 February 2021. The Taskforce was established to make recommendations to the Minister on measures to mitigate the impacts of the fish quotas share reductions, arising form the EU/UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA), on the Irish Fishing Industry and on the coastal communities that depend on fisheries.

The Taskforce were charged with producing an interim report within two months of its establishment. This will focus on arrangements for a temporary voluntary fleet tie up scheme to counter the impact of the reduction in quotas which will begin to occur from April.

The interim report can be viewed here.

Further information on the Seafood Sector Taskforce can be viewed here.