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#Fishing - Renewable work permits for non-EEC nationals in the Irish fishing industry will be limited to 500, the Marine Minister has announced. According to The Irish Times, Minister Simon Coveney says the new regime would initially apply only to…
#Fishing - Wildlife conservationists have called for an independent observer to be placed aboard a supertrawler previously banned from Australian waters that's returned to Ireland's fishing grounds. According to The Irish Times, the Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has urged Marine…
A Dublin Fishmonger with three retail outlets has been declared Ireland’s Young Fishmonger of the Year. George Stephens of The Fish Market in Blanchardstown was declared the winner at the final held in Kinsale last night. He told Tom MacSweeney why…
Hundreds of millions of young eels carried about 3,500 miles every year on Atlantic currents to Europe then flown 5,400 miles further on to China, are at the heart of an illegal and growing French export trade, an eminent British…
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney met Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries during a visit to Malta today (Monday 9th November). The meeting covered the setting of fishing quotas for 2016, the…
#Fishing - The daughter of the Tit Bonhomme's Irish skipper has joined those rejecting claims of widespread exploitation in the Irish fishing industry as revealed by the Guardian earlier the week. Lia Ní Aodha, daughter of the late Michael Hayes…
#DeanLeanne - Jury members have returned a verdict of "misadventure" in the deaths of three brothers after their fishing boat sank off Co Waterford more two years ago. At the inquest yesterday (Thursday 5 November) into the tragedy that befell…
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney yesterday chaired the first meeting of the Government Taskforce on allegations regarding the treatment of workers on Irish Fishing Trawlers. Minister of State Ged Nash at the Department of Jobs,…
#Fishing - An Egyptian fisherman was arrested in Union Hall yesterday (Wednesday 4 November) for failing to produce valid work documentation. As The Irish Times reports, the news comes as the Government's new interdepartmental taskforce begins its investigation of issues…
#Fishing - Fishermen wishing to apply for oyster dredge licences for the 2016 season must apply on the official form to the relevant river basin district office before noon on Friday 27 November. According to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), the…
#Fishing - The Guardian's damning exposé of exploitation in the Irish fishing fleet is not representative of the industry as a whole, according to the head of one of Ireland's top fishing co-operatives. John Nolan of the Castletownbere Fishermen's Co-op told…
#Fishing - Marine Minister Simon Coveney has said he is "very concerned" about revelations in the Guardian regarding widespread exploitation of migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry. The minister released a short statement last night (Monday 2 November) just…
#FishFarm - Long-term solutions for freshwater treatment at Connemara fish farms are a priority as one local company seeks planning permission for a new pipeline, according to Galway Bay FM. The moves come in the wake of recent controversy over…
#Fishing - Marine Minister Simon Coveney has welcomed the positive outcome of the international fisheries negotiations that concluded today (Tuesday 27 October) at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty, Co Cork. As previously reported on, the negotiations between Norway,…
#Fishing - Overfishing. Pollution. Exploitation. Carelessness. The story of one American fishing captain's experiences onboard a nominally US-flagged boat in the Pacific tuna fleet is an alarming one. Writing for Matter, science writer Kalee Thompson reports on Doug Pine's near-mutiny…
#Fishing - Marine Minister Simon Coveney called for "increased flexibility" in fish quotas at the latest meeting of the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Luxembourg yesterday (Thursday 22 October). “I have called on the [European] Commission for increased flexibility…

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