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Jobs boost for harbour

SDLP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has welcomed the news that Kilkeel Harbour is to receive a jobs boost thanks to a significant investment .

At the official opening of Kilkeel Seafood Ms Ritchie highlighted the increased numbers of jobs this will bring to the harbour and said: “This investment by Kilkeel Seafoods in new premises at the harbour in Kilkeel is welcomed news for staff and hopefully this investment will bring further employment opportunities to the area as Kilkeel Seafood continues to develop their product and appeal to this growing market.” The ex-party leader praised Kilkeel harbour industry and said its potential for growth was huge.

“Kilkeel Harbour is a thriving for offshore and onshore fisheries and this complemented by the many associated businesses in the area means there is much untapped potential for future development and investment,” she said.

“This investment by Kilkeel Seafoods parent company Whitby Seafoods is very much welcome and shows a great confidence in the local fishing industry and the fishing boats and crew that supply Kilkeel Seafoods with a first class product,” said Ms Ritchie.

24th November 2015

Newry Democrat