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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,…
National Monitoring Of Residues In Farmed Fish 'Shows Full Compliance'
#Fishing - The results of the National Residue Control Plan (NRCP) for 2014 show that for the ninth consecutive year, there was full compliance in farmed finfish, with no positive test results for target residues. During 2014, Marine Institute scientists…
Ice Production To Resume At Fishery Harbour Centres After Safety Shutdown
#Fishing - Ice production is expected to resume at three fishery harbour centres this afternoon after health and safety concerns prompted a shutdown last week. According to the Irish Examiner, Bord Iascaigh Mhara's (BIM) suspension of ice production at Howth,…
Mobile Solar Veg & Fish Farm Could Feed Whole Coastal Cities
#SolarFarm - Crop failures and other food crises could become a thing of the past thanks to a revolutionary proposal to develop an offshore mobile 'solar farm'. According to the Huffington Post, the concept relies on so-called 'vertical farming technology'…
Galway Ports Share In Latest Fishery Harbour Funding
#Fishing - Fishing harbours in Galway are set to share in a €200,000 funding bonus, as Galway Bay FM reports. The additional funding under the 2015 Fishery Harbour Capital Investment Programme will go to the small craft harbour development at…
Marine Minister Welcomes Report On Improving Safety & Welfare In Fishing Industry
#Fishing - Irish Water Safety chief executive John Leech presented the report of the Working Group on Safety, Training and Employment in the Irish Fishing Industry to Marine Minister Simon Coveney in Castletownbere, Co Cork earlier today (Monday 20 July).…
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…

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