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Lough Foyle’s territory is claimed by both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
#Oysters - Unauthorised oysters farms have exploded in number on Lough Foyle amid a continued dispute over its ownership, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The estuary between the counties of Donegal and Derry remains a point of contention as Brexit…
Razor clams fished in Ireland are big on menus in Spain and China
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has signed a statutory instrument to increase the minimum conservation reference size for razor clam in the North Irish Sea. This new measure, which was initiated by local fishermen, comes into effect on 1…
Man Convicted of Possession of Large Number of Undersize Oysters
On Tuesday 5th June 2018, a man was convicted by Judge Mary Fahy at Galway District Court for being in possession of 1,425 undersized native oysters (Ostrea edulis), contrary to Bye-Law 628 of 1982. Patrick Cormican, with an address at…
Joe Murrin
Leading fishing industry representative Joey Murrin has died this morning in Killybegs, Co Donegal, at the age of 82. The iconic leader of the Irish Fishing Industry for over three decades. Murrin became the fishermen's champion, known throughout the country…
Sean Kyne TD Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries who was in Co. Donegal to launch the first of the State of the Art RIBs pictured with Minister Joe Mc Hugh T.D. and Donegal County Mayor Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle pictured with local Inland Fisheries Ireland crew including Coxswain Cornelius Mc Mullen, Dunfanaghy , Hugh Mooney, Ardara and James Doherty Buncrana pictured at the official launch of the new Inland Fisheries Ireland RIBS at Rathmullan
Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, today officially launched the first of twelve new state-of-the-art RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to be delivered on a phased basis to Inland Fisheries Ireland for use as fisheries protection…
Georgie Stephens (5), garden designer Andrew Christopher Dunne and Louise Stephens (8) are pictured at the Sustainable Seafood Garden supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) at this year’s Bloom in the Park
A garden that tells the story of how Irish seafood is being sustainably produced to help protect fish stocks, protect the marine environment and develop and sustain fisheries-dependent coastal communities in Ireland has been announced as the overall winner of…
Galway Bay is among those areas that conversationists want designated under the motion being put to the Seanad
#MarineWildlife - The Seanad today (Wednesday 23 May) is expected to hear a motion calling for the declaration of coastal areas around Ireland has ‘marine protected areas’ or MPAs. According to The Irish Times, the motion is being tabled by…
Marine Minister Responds To EU Proceedings Against Ireland On Fisheries Control
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed noted yesterday’s (Thursday 17 May) issue by the EU Commission of a Letter of Formal Notice as a first step in formal infringement proceedings being taken against Ireland for not implementing the new penalty…
Rescue 115 is based in Shannon
#Rescue - RTÉ News reports that two fishermen were rescued after abandoning their sinking vessel off the Kerry coast this afternoon, Monday 7 May. The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was dispatched to the scene south off Scariff Island…
Freshwater pearl mussels Margaritifera margaritifera
#Mussels - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the selection of a project team to run the new Freshwater Pearl Mussel Programme. The programme is one of a number of European Innovation Partnership (EIP) projects being rolled out by the…
Minister Creed today [3rd May] met his French counterpart Stephane Travert, in Paris. Pictured along with Ministers Creed and Travert (centre) are Patricia O'Brien (left), Irish Ambassador to France, Catherine Geslain-LanÈele, Director General in Ministry for Agriculture, France and Aidan O'Driscoll, Secretary General, DAFM
Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD, this morning (Thursday) met with his French counterpart, Stephane Travert, in Paris. This is the fifth in a series of bilateral meetings being conducted by the Minister with EU counterparts on…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
Marine Minister Michael Creed announced today that he has taken steps to address a complaint made by the Byrne family regarding the application made by Ms Winifred Byrne to the Lost as Sea Scheme in 2003. Minister Creed said: “I…
Public Consultation on Trawling Activity Inside the Six Nautical Mile Zone
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed today launched a public consultation on trawling within the 6 nautical mile coastal zone. This consultation is taking place after a number of concerns were raised by stakeholders regarding the…
According to New Economics Foundation (NEF), Ireland is one of the worst EU states regarding overfishing in the Atlantic
#Fishing - Calls from over 175,000 EU citizens to demand an end to overfishing and protection of European waters took place as EU environment ministers gathered in Bulgaria last week. As the Green News reports, Environmental NGOs, Our Fish, Seas…
Permit Scheme For Migrant Fishermen ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ Says Union
#Fishing - Rules introduced to regularise migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry are still not working, according to the Irish branch of the International Transport Workers' Federation. As RTÉ News reports, ITF Irish co-ordinator Ken Fleming said the Atypical…
Rescue 118, pictured above, airlifted three casualties from a life raft 16 miles off Eagle Island
The Irish Mirror reports that a man has died after a fishing boat capsized off the Mayo coast yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 10 April). It’s understood that the deceased was a man in his 50s from North Mayo. He was one…

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