The Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yury Anatoliyevich Filatov (top) has invited fishermen to discuss the Russian military drill planned for 240km off Ireland’s southwest coast
…Via RTÉ News
Members of the Irish South and West Fish Producers’ Organisation are to attend a meeting in the Russian Embassy in Dublin tomorrow.
The Ambassador of Russia to Ireland H.E. Yuriy Filatov issued the invitation to hear directly the fishermen’s concerns over proposed Russian naval exercises which are planned to take place off the south west coast early next month.
The delegation of fishermen is expected to highlight the potential harm to fish stocks and cetaceans from the effect of military sonar use and possible disruption from live ammunition drills in the area during the drills.
It is expected that they will also formally request that the planned area for the exercises be relocated further south west into deeper water off the continental shelf.
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