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Marine Minister Michael Creed with his department's secretary general Aidan O'Driscoll launching this year's Annual Review and Outlook
#Seafood - France remains Ireland's largest export market for commercial fishing catches - but African countries now make up one-fifth of total export revenues. Nigeria, Cameroon, Egypt and Ghana together accounted for 20% of Ireland's seafood export revenues in 2015,…
C57 Red Squirrel,a jack-up barge is part of the marine plant equipment used to complete work of the Small Craft Harbour at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre
#KillybegsProject - A marine piling project is underway in Killybegs, Co Donegal on phase 3 of the small craft harbour. The contract to ABCO Marine at the Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre that began late last month, is on behalf of…
Fishing Will Not Play Second Fiddle To Farming In Brexit Talks Says Minister
#BrexitImpact - Ireland's fishing industry will not lose out to agriculture in the wake of Brexit, the new Marine Minister assured stakeholders at this year's SeaFest in Galway. Speaking to The Irish Times, Minister Michael Creed said "I am not…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
#Fishing - Marine Minister Micheal Creed yesterday (Tuesday 28 June) met with EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella at the Fisheries Ministers Council in Luxembourg. This was the first formal meeting between the two men since Minster Creed's appointment. The minister…
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…

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