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'Seafood Sector to Play Role in Economic Recovery' - Minister
Fishing
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Brendan Smith TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Fisheries, Sean Connick TD, today launched Bord Iascaigh Mhara's (BIM's) new three year strategy (2010 – 2012) and the Irish Seafood National Programme to…
New RTE Documentary Series on Irish Fisherman
Fishing
RTE turns its cameras on Ireland's fishermen in a six-part series starting this Sunday on RTE One. Skippers takes the Irish audience aboard working fishing vessels in the Irish fleet to meet the men who lead these boats; the Skippers. Crews…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Classifies Shellfish Areas According to Water Hygiene
Fishing
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has published the 2010/11 Shellfish Area Microbiological Classification. This document classifies shellfish production areas according to water quality. The European food regulations require shellfish areas to be classified using the amount of bacteria found in…
Connick Opens Fish Ireland 2010
Fishing
Sean Connick TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, today opened Fish Ireland 2010, Ireland’s trade exhibition for the Irish Fishing Industry. Minister Connick also took the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Killybegs…
Spanish Fisherman Fined for Illegal Fishing Activity
Fishing
The Master of a Spanish fishing vessel, the ‘Nuevo Murgados ‘ was fined and had his catch and gear confiscated by the State in a case brought before Cork Circuit Court on Tuesday 15th June 2010. Fines of €20,000 in…
Irish Sea Fish Stocks at Dangerously Low Levels
Fishing
The Irish Independent is reporting that the Government will be forced to impose annual bans on commercial fishing in Irish waters.  Stocks of cod and other species have dropped  to dangerously low levels, according to a report leaked to the…
New Safety Scheme for Irish Fishermen
Fishing
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Sean Connick, T.D. has formally launched a new programme of financial support to assist fishermen upgrade critical life-saving, fire-fighting, and other safety equipment on-board their fishing boats. The delivery…
Commission Launches Discussion on 2011 catch levels
Fishing
The European Commission has published a new report on fishing stocks that will launch the discussions on catch limits and quotas for next year. The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki wants to bring EU fishing limits in line…
New Chief Executive for Inland Fisheries
Fishing
Mr Conor Lenihan, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Communications Energy & Natural Resources, has announced the appointment, on the recommendation of the Public Appointments Service, of Dr Ciaran Byrne as Chief Executive Designate of Inland Fisheries Ireland…

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