Former Donegal fishing boss calls for Marine Minister to ‘come clean’ on Brexit

first_imgThe former Chairman of Bord Iascaigh Mhara has called on the Minister for the Marine, Mr Michael Creed TD, to “come clean” and make things transparent to Irish fishermen so that they know what is going on regarding the Brexit fishing negotiations.Mr Joey Murrin said today that he was alarmed after watching British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Sky News yesterday when she said the United Kingdom had “no problem sorting out the fishing industry.”“Why is there no problem, Minister? What does this statement of the British position mean? “Irish fish producers have set up an unholy alliance with other fishermen’s organisations in Europe. As far as I am concerned, this is akin to fraternising with the enemy. Have we not learned any lessons by now?“At the end of the Brexit negotiations it is going to be all the big players around the table; France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, like a pack of hungry wolves sitting around the table. All the best of friends, of course, until the final deal is done and then it will be everyone for themselves and grab what they can get.Mr Murrin, who is also a retired Chief Executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, added that Ireland will be left to pick up the crumbs.“Ireland has already lost 20,000 tonnes of mackerel in 2018, valued at about €20m. This is a major loss to the fishing and processing industries in particular in Killybegs, Burtonport and Greencastle. “I was shocked by the “zero reaction” of the fishing industry to this loss. Apart from “a few squiggles in the local papers”, there was total silence.“Ireland will be left to pick up the crumbs.“That is why I am calling now on Minister Creed to state clearly what the position is with regard to Brexit. The industry needs transparency on the future prospects for this industry which is so vital to the coastal communities around Ireland.”Former Donegal fishing boss calls for Marine Minister to ‘come clean’ on Brexit was last modified: March 5th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:BrexitdonegalJoey MurrinKFOlast_img read more

AGTech wins two more bids for China Sports Lottery

first_img RelatedPosts AGTech enters strategic partnership to promote China Sports Lottery AGTech wins Hebei Provincial Sports Lottery bid John Sun, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGTech, said, “In 2018, GOT has already won 10 tenders in various provinces, municipality and autonomous region across China, further demonstrating our hardware division’s continued dedication to and leading position in China’s lottery industry.“As we continue to enhance product innovation, safety and R&D compliance of lottery hardware, we expect to continue to contribute to the overall healthy development of China’s lottery market.” China to allow horse racing, expand sports lotteries on Hainan AGTech Holdings Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beijing AGTech GOT Technology Co., Ltd. (GOT), has won two more lottery hardware bids for China Sports Lottery in Zhejiang Province and Jilin Province, bringing the total number of successful bids for GOT in 2018 to 10 following winning bids in Guangxi, Jilin, Hunan, Guizhou, Shanghai, Hebei, Henan and Jiangsu.The successful bids further solidify the competitiveness of AGTech’s lottery terminals. With over 66,900 lottery terminal units manufactured by GOT currently in use today, GOT has nearly half of China Sports Lottery’s lottery hardware terminal market share nationwide, reaffirming our industry leading position and continued commitment in China’s lottery hardware market. Load Morelast_img read more