Fishing trawler owners in west Cork struggle with fuel costs

Fishing trawlers off the west Cork coast, have been left tied-up as owners struggle with fuel costs.

Cork County Councillors were told at a meeting it’s resulted in fish factories processing less, with one shop closing down due to a shortage in supply.

The Irish Examiner reports trawler operators are calling for an increase on the current 2 cent a litre subsidy.

They referenced the current subsidy offered in Italy and Spain of 30 cent a litre.


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