“We had a massive sense of satisfaction with the Government.
The first phase of the plan had been implemented and the Government had implemented the plan.
It was a very positive and positive day.
There was a big sense of hope.”
Read more:The new fishing plan, to be unveiled next week, is the culmination of an eight-year process to tackle illegal fishing, and will see the Government provide incentives for anglers to fish in Ireland, such as a €5,000 fishing licence for all anglers, and a fishing allowance of up to €2,000 for the first three years.
A major incentive will be to encourage anglers by offering up to 100% cash refunds, as well as a reduction in the time it takes to get a licence.
The Government said it was in “the best position” to tackle fishing in Ireland in the future, and said it would use the money to tackle the “greatest threat to our fishing industry”.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said the plan was a “major win for the Irish fishing community”.
He said that, after eight years of failed negotiations with the EU, “now is the time for a change”.
“I think the new fishing law will be a game changer for the fishing industry, and it is a major win for our fishing community,” he said.
“This is a significant win for everyone.”
Read the Irish government’s response to the EU fishing plan on fishing.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Fisheries said the Government was committed to working closely with the fishing community.
“The new policy will improve the fishing environment in Ireland by removing barriers and reducing the time to get your fishing licence, which will lead to more efficient fishing,” the spokeswoman said.
“It will also help to boost the fishing sector and create jobs in Ireland.
The Government has already made a number of investments to improve the Irish fisheries.”