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#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…
Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney TD today welcomed the start of important international negotiations on the mackerel stock in the North East Atlantic. The negotiations are being hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Food & the…
Fifth and sixth class students from St Mary’s Senior School, Dunmanway, Co. Cork, were named National Winners of Inland Fisheries Ireland’s ‘Something Fishy’ competition award at a prize giving ceremony held in the West Cork Education Centre, it was announced…
#Budget2016 - The Seafood Development Programme will get a boost from next year's Budget, according to Marine Minister Simon Coveney. Welcoming the €94 million in national co-funding under yesterday's Budget 2016 announcement, the minister says it will contribute, along with…
#FishFarm - Connemara's salmon farming industry has vowed to ensure it abides by all statutory regulations following the recent discovery of illegal freshwater extraction in the Kilkieran Bay area. As Galway Bay FM reports, Galway County Council has been moved…
A definitive scientific paper, reviewing over 300 scientific publications, has just been published in the prestigious journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions on the effects of sea lice on sea trout stocks. A team of top international scientists from Norway, Scotland and…
#Fishing - Donegal fishermen are counting their lucky stars after a near-miss with a submarine last week. As reports, Seán Ó Briain says his crab boat came within just 200 metres of the sub, which appeared with little warning…
Fisherman Who Died In Trawler Incident Named
#Fishing - The fisherman who died after an incident on a trawler in Killybegs last night (Monday 24 August) has been named as James Joyce of Inis Mór in the Aran Islands. The Connacht Tribune reports that the 27-year-old from…
Fisherman Dies After Fumes Incident On Trawler
#Fishing - RTÉ News reports that a fisherman has died after being overcome by fumes on a trawler in Co Donegal last night (Monday 24 August). A second crew man on the trawler is in critical condition after the incident,…

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