Fishermen prevent imports from leaving Cork Airport

Protesting fishermen have prevented a cargo of imported frozen fish from leaving Cork Airport.

Last night, around 100 fishermen blocked the path of vans that had arrived to collect the fish, which was imported from outside the EU.

After Gardaí intervened, they allowed the vans to pass without the cargo, which is now being stored at the airport.

The blockade was mounted as part of a protest against high fuel costs and fishing quotas imposed by the EU in an effort to protect stocks of certain species.


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