Development Programming

Irish islands' submission to the CFP review

Further to our work on the special position of fishing and fisheries in the long-standing and continuing sustainability of Ireland's gaelic speaking offshore islands, we were asked to put forward the case representing the fragility of these community / natural resources linkages and the need for a degree of formal recognition of this special status and its heritage implications.  Ireland's offshore island communities are not alone in this situation, with many other peripheral island communities dotted around the coastline of the European C