Representatives from the Fishing Industry joined elected members of Sinn Fein in discussions with European Commission officials to discuss the possible implications of Brexit on the fishing industry and on rural and coastal communities.
Special reference was also given to tackling the scourge of so-called super-trawlers off the Irish coast, and the need for a fair distribution of quota to allow Irish fishermen build a viable and sustainable business, in order to keep coastal communities alive.
The trip coincided with the British Government triggering article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting the process to leave the EU.
Pictured is Patrick Murphy CEO of the Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation Castletownbere with West Cork Sinn Fein Cllr. Paul Hayes in the EU Parliament.