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Statement on behalf of both the Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers Organisation, and, Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers Organisation, both we and our members wish to issue this joint statement.

Our members, owners of MFV ‘AMITY’ and MFV ‘BOY JOSEPH’ are hardworking and respected fishermen, who wish to put this incident behind them and, return to their livelihood.

The men are grateful to the Judge, Gardaí, Irish Navy and the local fishing community in Clogherhead, who treated our members at all times professionally, and, with courtesy and respect.

We hope that this incident will now bring renewed focus on the broader Voisinage issue, and, look forward to news of legislative changes over the coming days and weeks.