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Greystones Harbour is the focus of a protest by fishermen who argue they’ve been excluded amid recent redevelopment
Recent redevelopment of Greystones Harbour has effectively shut the fishing industry out of the Co Wicklow town, local fisherman have told The Irish Times. A group of 10 fishermen say they were promised new arrangements when the €300 million development scheme…
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly
European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has initiated an investigation into the lack of transparency around EU ministerial decisions on annual fish quotas. “The famous all-night meetings of ministers in Brussels are completely behind closed doors, and yet make important decisions for…
Dozens of projects qualifying for grants totalling up to 4 million euro this year are awaiting letters of approval from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Michael Creed has denied that a roll-out of several million euro for coastal projects has been delayed to tie in with his party’s European election campaign. Dozens of projects qualifying for grants totalling up…
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD pictured with managing director John Nolan on a visit to the Castletownbere Fishermens Co-Operative Society Ltd
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. today announced the award of €2,369,801 in grants to 17 seafood enterprises in 9 different counties under his Department’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme for the seafood sector.…
The pilot quota balancing policy for whitefish stocks will apply from 1 July 2019
Following a recent public consultation, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has adopted a pilot quota balancing policy for whitefish stocks. This pilot scheme has been developed at the request of, and with the assistance…
Updated Advice On Use Of Marker Boys & Ropes For Pot Fishing
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has issued a new advisory over the risk of vessels becoming entangled in ropes used in pot fishing. Marine Notice No 10 of 2019 supersedes No 26 of 2016 and reminds all…
Agreement on Employment Scheme of Non-EEA Fishers in Parts of Irish Sea-Fishing Fleet
Following recent mediation between a number of Government Departments and the International Transport Workers’ Federation on the scheme for employment of non-EEA fishers (outside the European Economic area) in parts of the Irish sea fishing fleet, a settlement agreement has…
Minister for Marine Michael Creed
Minister for Marine Michael Creed has discontinued a license held by Norwegian multinational Mowi for a fish farm in Co Kerry. A breach of license conditions at a smolt hatchery run by the Norwegian aquaculture company’s Irish division in Donegal…
Stefan Griesbach with the first meagre or croaker fish recorded in Irish waters since 1896
One Galway fishmonger stocking up ahead of the perennially busy Good Friday trade got more than he bargained for with his catch of the week. Stefan Griesbach from Gannet Fishmongers and Eatmorefish.ie came across a fish a lot more unusual…
Front Row: Suzanne Campion (Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries  Ireland, Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Patricia Ryan, Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, An Taoiseach Leo Varadker) Second Row: Oisin Cahill, Ken O’Neill (both Inland Fisheries Ireland), Denis Maher (Principal, Head of Inland Fisheries Division, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment), Dr Ciaran Byrne (CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland) and Fintan Gorman (Chairperson of Inland Fisheries Ireland) Back Row: Patricia Ryan, Barry O’Connor, Liam Gavin (all Inland Fisheries Ireland)
An Taoiseach Leo Varadker launched Inland Fisheries Ireland’s electric fleet of cars along with Richard Bruton TD, Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector. The organisation is introducing…
Ireland's Marine Minister Creed (right) with EU Commissioner Vella
The EU Commission today issued a Brexit Contingency Plan, agreed with Ireland and seven other impacted Member States, which sets out how fisheries would be managed in a No Deal Brexit. Fisheries is recognised as one of the most immediately…
T Burke II is a Wildcat 40 vessel and one of 19 built by Safehaven and in service worldwide
Bord Iascaigh Mhara has acquired a new inshore survey vessel for monitoring the state of mussel bed stocks on the south-west and east Irish coastlines. The 12m-long survey vessel, named T Burke II, was built by Cork company Safehaven Marine.…
President Michael D Higgins has signed new legislation on access to Irish inshore waters
President Michael D Higgins has turned down an appeal made to him by lawyers for four mussel fishermen to refer controversial new legislation on access to Irish inshore waters to the judiciary. The legislation restoring access by Northern Irish vessels…
Marine Minister Michael Creed (third from right) launched the new manual available in English, Irish, Arabic, Malay, Russian and Spanish  
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency has launched a fishermen’s health manual. The short manual offers practical advice on keeping healthy at sea and on land and has been translated into five languages. The BIM Fishermen’s Health Manual…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
#Fishing - Following a meeting yesterday (Thursday 21 March) with Irish fishing industry leaders from fish producer, processor and inshore organisations, Marine Minister Michael Creed said he will proceed with new legislation to restore the Voisinage Arrangement for reciprocal inshore…
Bantry will host the meeting of FLAGs from across Europe from 2-14 April
Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) from across Europe will be meeting in Bantry next month to discuss “smart” ways to tackle coastal challenges. The Smart Coastal Areas seminar, hosted by FLAG South and Bord Iascaigh Mhara at the Westlodge Hotel…

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