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Ministers Michael Creed and Zhi Shuping shake on the new export agreement for Ireland’s agri-food sector in the Chinese market
Fishing
#SeafoodExports - Food and Marine Minister Michael Creed and his Chinese counterpart have agreed an export certificate which will permit the resumption of live crab exports to the critically important Chinese market. The Irish seafood sector has been extremely anxious…
Fifth Of Irish Fishing Fleet Found With Undocumented Workers Says WRC Report
Fishing
#Fishing - Migrant fishermen’s allegations of continued exploitation within the Irish fishing industry have been supported new figures that claim more than a fifth of the fleet employed undocumented workers last year. That’s according to Fora, which cites figures from…
The RV Celtic Explorer will carry out this year’s groundfish survey off Donegal from 8-17 April
Fishing
#Fishing - The Marine Institute will begin the annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS 2017) off the North and North West Coasts from tomorrow (Saturday 8 June). The 10-day operation, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) obligations,…
Rescue 116 went down at Black Rock off the Mullet Peninsula on 14 March
Coastguard
#Rescue116 - The Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centre in Malin will tomorrow (Saturday 8 April) assist with managing the surface search for the two missing crewmen of Rescue 116 by a large number of fishing vessels that have offered their…
Save the date!... as this Sunday 9th April is the All Ireland Chowder Cook-Off!
Coastal Notes
#ChowderCookOff - Save the date as this Sunday 9th April is the All Ireland Chowder Cook-Off that brings 32 counties to Kinsale to compete for the title of All Ireland Chowder Champion! As reported on Afloat the small commercial port in…
The Irish Coast Guard's Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter
Coastguard
#Medevac - The Irish Coast Guard launched to separate medevacs for fishermen who sustained injuries off the Cork and Clare coasts this weekend, as BreakingNews.ie reports. In Cork yesterday (Sunday 2 April), the Shannon-based coastguard helicopter Rescue 115 airlifted a…
An eel caught at Lough Muckno in Co Monaghan
Fishing
#Fishing - Local eel fishermen were celebrated recently at an information day hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland in Athlone. The fishermen, who are involved in IFI’s Scientific Eel Fisheries in different parts of the country, attended the event which aimed…
Marine Minister Meets Three EU Member States In 48-Hour Brexit Consultation
Fishing
#Brexit - Marine Minister Michael Creed will take his St Patrick's Day duties as an opportunity to extend his engagement with key EU member states on Brexit over the coming days. Following recent formal meetings with his Spanish, Estonian and…
SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Of course the prawns! are the star of the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival held in Howth this St. Patrick's Weekend.
Coastal Notes
#SeaFoodFest - Linking in the St Patrick's Weekend is the Dublin Bay Prawn Festival (17-19 March) which offers three days filled to the brim with fun, food and delights to suit all. The festival located in the apt setting of…
Irish & Spanish Fisheries Ministers Discuss ‘Common Concerns’ Over Brexit in Brussels
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed’s meeting with his Spanish counterpart in Brussels yesterday (Monday 6 March) was “a very useful opportunity to identify common concerns” regarding the impact of Brexit on Europe’s fisheries. Commenting on his discussion with Spain’s…
Entries Open for Marine Industry Awards
Ports & Shipping
#MarineAwards - The Marine Industry Awards are Ireland's premier event to showcase on a national scale excellence and innovation within our marine sector. Now in the third year, the Awards are a significant event which will be held during SeaFest…
Over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
Fishing
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. today announced the award of over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grants…
Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan with Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland Else Berit Eikeland on Thursday 23 February
Marine Science
#Research - A recent visit to the Marine Institute by the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland Else Berit Eikeland was an opportunity to discuss marine research collaborations with a North Atlantic partner. That’s according to Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter…
Atlantic salmon are moving further north and away from Ireland as sea temperatures rise, according to researchers
Fishing
#Fishing - Ireland’s stocks of Atlantic wild salmon are in a “serious position” due to the failure of the driftnet fishing ban to stem their decline. That was the grave message from the annual Salmon Watch Ireland conference in Galway…
Galway Man Convicted of Poaching Offence
Fishing
At a sitting of Galway and District Court on the 7th of February 2017, Judge Mary Fahy convicted Mr. Gerry Farragher of Rinnaharney, Annaghdown, Co. Galway, for the illegal use of a net to catch salmon, in breach of Section…
Howth Harbour is synonymous as a centre for fishing boats (as above), however other vessel types call to use the boatyard's syncrolift to lift boats out of the water.
Dublin Bay
#Boatyard – The latest customer at Howth Boatyard, Co. Dublin is a 120 passenger excursion boat that operates cruises from the harbour to Ireland’s Eye just offshore and around Dublin Bay, writes Jehan Ashmore. The boat St. Bridget operates for…

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