Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Aquaculture Industry: Discussion

Ms Catherine McManus:

I can answer in respect of other countries filling the gaps that Ireland cannot fill. As I said earlier, the Irish industry built up a good reputation for organic fish in both finfish and shellfish production. We spent a lot of time and effort developing the market abroad. More than 80% of the industry's product is exported. Because we have not been able to build on that and build markets, and there is huge potential out there to grow and export, other countries have seen what Ireland was doing and they have copied it. Our nearest neighbour is Scotland, which was an EU member until recently. Norway is part of that, and other countries see it and are copying it. They are more or less filling the vacuum-----.


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