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Old Fishing Nets Could Be A Moneyspinner For Irish Businesses
#Fishing - 'Money for old rope' is the pitch for a new initiative that aims to recycle old fishing nets that often end up littering the seas, as the Irish Examiner reports. A number of Irish companies have been invited…
Regional delegates with the new Marine Minister at 2016's first NIFF meeting yesterday
#Fishing - New Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed hosted his first meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) yesterday, Wednesday 22 June. The minister met with the chairs and vice-chairs representing the six Regional Inshore…
Atlantic salmon
#Seafood - Wild Atlantic salmon is now available at fish counters around Ireland. This salmon comes from sustainably managed traditional net fisheries on estuaries and rivers around Ireland, where the number of returning salmon allows fish to be harvested while…
Trawlers in Killybegs, one of Ireland's six fishery harbour centres
#Brexit - Britain's exit from the EU could create an opportunity for north Atlantic coastal countries to form their own economic group, according to a leading Irish fishing industry figure. Speaking to The Irish Times, Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO)…
Marine Minister Promises Early Action On CFP Penalty Points
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed today (Wednesday 1 June) met with the leaders of Irelands’ fish producer and exporting organisations to discuss various issues including the commitment under the Programme for Government to dealing with the issue of penalty…
New Marine Minister Announces €4.3M EMFF Grants To Seafood Processing & Aquaculture Sectors
#Seafood - New Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Friday 27 May) announced the award of €4.3 million in grants to 51 seafood enterprises under five schemes launched earlier this year under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme…
Cork Trawler Owner & Skipper Fined Over Safety Breaches
#Fishing - Out-of-date safety equipment has seen a Cork trawler skipper and owner landed with €4,000 in fines, as RTÉ News reports. Pat O'Mahony of Kinsale and the Crosshaven-based Labardie Fisher Ltd pled guilty at district court in a case taken…
Trawlers in Killybegs Harbour
#Fishing - The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) has called on the deadline for applications for migrant fishing work permits to be extended as it has emerged that only 60 applications have been received. Last November, then Marine Minister Simon Coveney…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Updates On Fish Farm Phase-Out Plan
#FishFarm - Inland Fisheries Ireland has written to stakeholders affected by its recently announced phase-out of fish farming operations that its farms will operate as normal for 2016. As previously reported on, the IFI board made the decision to…
M&S Signs Up For New Responsible Fishing Scheme
#Fishing - The UK's new voluntary Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) has received a boost as Marks & Spencer became the first retailer to sign up to its charter for sustainable fishing. From next year all British fishing boats supplying M&S…
Under the Pike Bye-law it is an offence to have more than one pike in one’s possession
At a sitting of Ennis District Court on April 26th 2016, Judge Aonghus McCarthy convicted a man for breaches of the Conservation of Pike Bye-law 809, 2006. Mr Andrezej Marek Kiprowski of Liscannor, Co. Clare, pleaded guilty and was fined…
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced its intention to phase out its fish farming operations
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced its intention to phase out its fish farming operations over the coming years. A plan will now be developed to implement this decision. The IFI Board, having reviewed the fish farm operations from both…
Netting for Salmon in the Shannon Estuary is prohibited
At a sitting of Kilrush District Court on 11th April 2016, Judge Patrick Durkan convicted a man of illegal netting for salmon on the Shannon Estuary. Mr John Beehan with an address at Burrane, Kilimer, Co Clare, was fined €500…
North Atlantic cod
#PublicLecture - 'The Little Ice Age and the North Atlantic Fish Revolution' is the title of a public lecture delivered by Prof Poul Holm and Dr Francis Ludlow of Trinity College Dublin at lunchtime this Wednesday 13 April at the…
An eel caught at Lough Muckno in Co Monaghan
#Eels - Inland Fisheries Ireland is in the process of setting up a network of scientific fisheries for eel around Ireland. These scientific fisheries will cover the different life stages (elver, yellow and silver eel) and be distributed in key…
The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is determined as the competent authority for the administration of the points system including the establishment of the determination panel and the assignment of points
Ireland would have breached EU law had it not implemented a new points system last weekend for serious infringements by fishing vessel licence holders, says the government in response to criticism from the Irish Fish Producers' Organisation. The relationship between the…

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