Ní Chuilín to convene urgent stakeholders discussion on eel fishing
Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has agreed to convene an urgent roundtable stakeholders meeting to consider potential EU proposals that could require a suspension of eel-fishing.
~ Thursday, 14 February 2013
Minister Ní Chuilín said: “Following my statement earlier this evening, I have received a request to convene a meeting of local stakeholders on this issue.
“I intend to approach my colleague, Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill, with a view to organising this meeting as quickly as possible, early next week.
“I have also agreed to urgently meet with a delegation from the Lough Neagh Eel-Fisheries Co-operative to discuss this issue, as I make a statement to the Assembly next week. I will be asking officials to make the necessary arrangements immediately.
“It would not be appropriate to make any further detailed public comment in advance of making my Assembly statement next week.”
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