"The fishing industry is a vital part of our coastal economy and we need our communities to show their support by attending the public address on the quays in Cork City at 12 Midday," organisers said.
After the rally fishermen and their families plan to walk to the Taoiseach’s office in Turners Cross to hand-deliver a letter outlining the plight of the industry.
"We are trying to earn an honest living. Fishing is a natural resource and there should be a separate Minister of Fisheries. We are united. All we want is for the government to listen."
Mr Healy, who has worked as a fisherman for the past 13 years, said he just wants a ‘future’.
“I had the trawler for three years. There is an immediate loss of four jobs. I would love to reinvest. I just want a future,” he said.
Maritime column: Fishing industry up in arms as EU takes action on Irish fleet https://t.co/ERb3upnXzq— EchoLive.ie (@echolivecork) May 9, 2021