Dear IFSA supporters,
Did you know that last week Ireland’s fisheries minister, in answer to a Parliamentary Question, attempted to dismiss this organisation as “not of relevance to the industry”?
Yes, over 4,000 petition signatures, 60 vessels and 40 companies is apparently not enough of a voice for our minister to take seriously as he is clearly uncomfortable with the articles and questions being asked by the IFSA on behalf of the people of Ireland’s coastal communities.
This is the reason why we must continue to increase the numbers signing this petition to a level where the Minister can no longer try to ignore the calls for justice - our voice needs to become a roar of outrage!
So please continue to sign and/or share the Irish Fishing & Seafood Alliance petition to put pressure on the Irish Government to offer better defence and support of Ireland’s fishing industry and the economies of Irish coastal communities that rely on it.
With an eventual target of 10,000 signatures I would again ask everyone to please sign (if you haven’t done so already) and share it to get all of your family and friends to help us to halt this Government’s aim of giving Ireland’s fish quotas (a resource which belongs to the citizens of this State) to EU foreign vessels in Irish waters whilst the Irish fishing industry must suffer a reduction of quotas and be offered a ‘buy-out’ and scrapping of their vessels as compensation from an EU fund (which by the way, France wants Ireland’s share reduced and their share increased!)
Come on people - spread the word - there are 16,000 people in Ireland working in the fishing and seafood sectors - surely our target of 10,000 signatures is achievable...
Sign and share NOW — ‘Your Voice in Our Industry’
*** IF ASKED FOR A DONATION WHEN YOU ARE SIGNING THE PETITION THEN PLEASE DO NOT DO SO AS THIS MONEY DOES NOT GO TO THE IFSA —- BUT ANY ONE WISHING TO MAKE A SMALL SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENT TO THE IFSA (WHICH WOULD BE GRATEFULLY RECEIVED) CAN DO SO BY SENDING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS TO firstname.lastname@example.org — thank you, Cormac Burke, Chairman, IFSA.