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Castletownbere's Dinish Wharf To Be Doubled In Size Says Marine Minister
#Fishing - Marine Minister Simon Coveney today (Monday 20 July) announced that he was moving ahead with detailed design of a major pier extension and an upgrade of the shipyard facilities on Dinish Island in Castletownbere. The new plans follow…
EU Fisheries Commissioner Welcomed for Roundtable Discussion with Seafood Industry
#seafood – Minster for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD today welcomed the EU Fisheries Commissioner, Karmenu Vella, to the Marine Institute in Galway. Minister Coveney said "I am delighted to welcome Commissioner Vella to Ireland on his…
Scallop Fishing Measures for Blacksod Bay, Special Area of Conservation
#scallop – The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. today announced that measures to manage scallop fishing in Blacksod Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC) had been signed into law. The measures aim to mitigate the…
Dutch Factory Ship Captain Guilty Of Breaching EU Fishery Regulations
#Fishing - The captain of a Dutch factory ship has been found guilty by a jury at Cork Circuit Criminal Court of breaching EU sea fishery regulations, as The Irish Times reports. Klass Dirk Meijvogel was in charge of the…
New Rules For Fish Quotas & Ending Discards Must Be Introduced On Staged Basis Says Minister
#Fishing - Marine Minister Simon Coveney has outlined the major issues of importance for Ireland in the preparation for setting quotas for 2016 following the EU Commission presentation to Council of a policy document on its intended approach to setting…
Marine Minister Launches Draft National Strategic Plan For Sustainable Aquaculture
#Aquaculture - Marine Minister Simon Coveney yesterday (12 June) launched a public consultation on a draft National Strategic Plan for Sustainable Aquaculture Development, proposing 24 actions and initiatives to boost the sustainable growth of aquaculture.  The reformed Common Fisheries Policy…
Skipper Prosecuted for Collision Which Caused the Loss of a Fishing Vessel
#fishing – A skipper who pleaded guilty to charges including failing to keep a proper look out has been fined more than £5,000. Malcolm Edmund, who is skipper of the fishing vessel Sapphire Stone was charged following a collision with another…
Ireland Welcomes Agreement on Fish Discards
#discards – Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney TD today welcomed a new Regional Agreement (brokered by Ireland) to reduce the wasteful discarding of unwanted fish. The North Western Waters (NWW) Group of Member States (Ireland (Chair),…
Body Of Spanish Fisherman Recovered Off Donegal
#Fishing - The Irish Times reports that a post-mortem will be conducted on the remains of a Spanish fisherman found off the Donegal coast early yesterday (Monday 1 June). According to The Nationalist, the man was believed to have gone…
Skipper Seeks Costs Over Fishing Offence Aquittals
#Fishing - After two lengthy trials – and two acquittals – a trawler skipper from the Aran Islands accused of breaching fishing regulations is seeking costs against the State, as The Irish Times reports. Inis Mór fisherman John Conneely was…
Coveney Introduces Management Measures For Razor Clam Fishery
#Fishing - Marine Minister Simon Coveney announced on Tuesday (26 May) the introduction of national management measures for razor clams. The minister brought forward the proposals at the third National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) meeting, where he announced the introduction…
Invitation To Tender For Boarfish Survey Vessel Charter
#Fishing - The Marine Institute is inviting tenders for the supply of a commercial fishing vessel to conduct a boarfish acoustic survey in ICES divisions VII b, c, g, h, j & k (west of Ireland, Celtic Sea and northern…
Campaign Against Galway Bay Fish Farm Blasts PR Spend
#FishFarm - Bórd Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has been blasted by campaigners against its proposed Galway Bay salmon farm for spending tens of thousands of euro on PR for the controversial project. According to the Connacht Tribune, Galway Bay Against Salmon…
Marine Minister Welcomes Proposed Ban On Seabass Fishing In Irish Waters
#Fishing - Marine Minister Simon Coveney today (Wednesday 20 May) welcomed an EU Commission proposal for a comprehensive prohibition on commercial fishing for seabass in the Irish and Celtic Seas which underpins the conservation actions already taken by Ireland with…
Lough Neagh Fishing Families Lash Out Over Eel Permits
#LoughNeagh - Families who have worked for generations in eel farming on Lough Neagh - putting the region on the map for its world-renowned eels – fear they are being pushed out of the industry by "unfair" policies, say campaigners.…
Progess at Blue Whiting Fisheries Negotiations in Ireland
#fisheries – Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD today welcomed the progress made at the international Blue Whiting Fisheries negotiations in Clonakilty. The Minister said "I am pleased that serious efforts were made this week to…

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