Galway Bay fm newsroom – Up to two dozen eel fishermen in Galway will receive compensation from this month.
A ban on eel fishing was introduced in 2009.
Lobbying has taken place in the intervening years and a protest took place last summer outside Leinster House calling for a compensation scheme.
The government agreed to fund a scheme to a maximum of 3 million euro.
Sinn Féin city councillor, Mark Lohan Councillor Lohan says it’s been a long battle to secure the compensation.