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#Bluefin- A Donegal TD's push for a bluefin tuna quota for local game anglers has prompted a meeting between Marine Minister Simon Coveney and the EU Fisheries Commissioner. According to Donegal Now, Thomas Pringle TD has welcomed the move to…
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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. has signed a statutory instrument to introduce management measures from the start of February for non-commercial pot fishing for crab and lobster. The introduction of the measures follows an…
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A Connemara man was convicted of an illegal fishing offence at Derrynea District Court on the 14th January. Before the court was Dara Conlon of Baile Liam, Spiddal, Co. Galway, who pleaded guilty to the possession of an illegally caught…
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Two men were convicted of poaching offences at Tuam District Court on Tuesday, 12th of January 2016, following a surveillance operation by officers of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). The two men, both from Boyounagh, Glenamaddy, were before the court on…
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Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Joe McHugh T.D., announced today that the Government had noted the decision to appoint Mr. Patrick Gibbons to the Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland for a period of…
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Eight schemes to commence implementation of Ireland’s new €240 million EMFF Seafood Development Programme for the period up to 2020 and beyond, co-funded by the Exchequer and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund were laucnhed today. This announcement follows approval of…
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#Inspections - Over the last year, more than 2,745 inspections of boats were carried out, the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) said, with 10 vessels detained by the Navy for breaching rules. The Belfast Telegraph writes that the agency said infringements…
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#WestCork - The body of a Spanish fisherman has been found by his son in Castletownbere Harbour in West Cork after an incident yesterday evening (Tuesday 23 December). As The Irish Times reports, it's believed the man, who was in…
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#FishFarm - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has withdrawn the application for its controversial fish farm proposal for the Aran Islands ahead of new plans to limit the size of aquaculture projects. As the Irish Examiner reports, campaigners against the ambitious…
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#Fishing - The world's oceans will "be left with nothing but jellyfish" unless concrete action is taken to keep fishing quotas in line with scientific recommendations, as Donegal Now reports. The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) issued its warning after Ireland…
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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. early this morning (Wednesday) announced that he has secured 36,886 tonnes of whitefish quotas for Irish fishermen at today’s EU Fisheries negotiations. This is a 10% increase on last…
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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. has today published the report of the Government Task Force on Non-EEA Workers in Irish Fishing Industry. The Task Force was set up just over a month ago by…
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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today expressed concern at proposals for some of Ireland’s key fisheries quotas, ahead of annual EU Fisheries negotiations in Brussels next week. The Minister said that the rolling out…
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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced that the European Commission has agreed and adopted Ireland’s new €241 million development programme for the seafood sector for the period up to 2020 co-funded by the…
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#Fishing - Two supertrawlers feared to have been "pillaging" fishing grounds off the West Coast have left Irish waters before the Naval Service could board them for inspection. According to The Irish Times, poor weather conditions over the past fortnight…
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#Fishing - Minister for Natural Resources Joe McHugh has announced a new collaborative research initiative involving Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) marine scientists and a number of former eel fishermen to further develop national knowledge of the species and its medium-…

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