Three more Donegal ports have been designated as third-country ports under new measures announced by the Marine Minister.
Minister Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that Greencastle, Burtonport and Rathmullan will be opened to fishermen with UK registered vessels from 1st February.
Post-Brexit, fishermen with UK vessels could only land at Killybegs and Castletownbere in Cork with 24 hours notice. The issue has affected many Irish fishermen across the industry who bought their boats in Northern Ireland and had not changed to a southern licence.
Calls for more ‘third-country’ ports have been answered with new measures announced by Minister McConalogue today. The designation will come into effect on 1st February.
Greencastle, Rathmullan and Burtonport will be designated for non-quota species landings from vessels under 18 metres and will operate from 2pm to 8pm from Monday to Friday.