DEFA Minister discussing fishing with Northern Irish Minister

The Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture has been discussing fishing matters with his Northern Irish counterpart.

Geoffrey Boot has been holding talks with Michelle McIlveen - the Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland.

The two discussed a range of matters relating to fishing, including managing the fisheries in the Irish Sea, enhancing stocks and collaboration between different fishing jurisdictions.

For both nations fishing is considered a traditional and important industry to the economy.