NW MEP calls for rise in fishing fuel subsidies

first_imgNewsx Adverts Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota By News Highland – May 13, 2011 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest NW MEP calls for rise in fishing fuel subsidies Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleAthletics – Pena getting closer to world qualificationNext articleCouncillor Slowey to appeal his FG expulsion this weekend News Highland Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter WhatsApp Northwest MEP Jim Higgins has called for a massive rise in fuel subsidies for the fishing industry.Yesterday a cross-party resolution approved in Strasbourg said emergency measures were urgently needed to help the hard-pressed fishing industry cope with high oil prices.The sector wants the current ceiling on the level of state aid which could be granted without needing European Commission vetting on fair competition grounds, to be doubled to 60-thousand euros.Jim Higgins has also called for a long-term EU plan to improve fuel efficiency in the fisheries industry and reduce fishermen’s dependence on fossil fuels:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/jimfish.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+last_img