By Dan Walsh
Kilmore Seafood Limited is to cease trading with a loss of 32 jobs after suffering significant financial losses connected to Brexit.
The company, part of the Errigal Bay group, is entering into a collective redundancy process with its 32 employees.
According to a statement from the company, the decision to cease trading comes after turnover dropped 64% between 2016 and 2019 and in 2020 it dropped to just 9% of 2016 levels.
The majority of employees were laid off in April of 2020 as social distancing measures could not be implemented. Kilmore Seafood has acknowledged that all 32 jobs are at risk.
Aontu’s Cllr Jim Codd claims this will have a huge impact on the area. “This is another hammer blow to an area that has received more than enough blows in the last while.
“There was a sustainable fishing community in Kilmore, it seems there’s very little regard for out there, and it breaks my heart to hear so many people whose futures are now in question,” he concluded.