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Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency
Dominic Rihan, Director of Economic and Strategic Services at BIM, where he has worked for 34 years, will replace Sean O’Donoghue, who retires at the end of this month
A senior executive from the State fisheries development board has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation in Donegal, one of the biggest fishing industry representative groups in the country. Dominic Rihan, Director of Economic and Strategic…
The Irish seafood sector has a low carbon footprint, which generates less than 2% of Ireland’s total carbon emissions, according to a Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) study. The report says that total Irish fish catch and aquaculture segments represent just…
The €25.6 million support for the RSW pelagic fleet segment recognises the impact of quota transfers to the UK from the EU
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue TD has announced that the Tier 1 and Tier 2 polyvalent vessels that had no authorisation to fish mackerel in December 2021, and who availed of aid under the Temporary Fleet Tie-up Scheme in that month,…
Ger and Mag Kirwan pictured at the fish ponds at Goatsbridge Trout Farm in Thomastown Co. Kilkenny
Goatsbridge Trout Farm in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, has completed a €1.68 million investment, which will allow it to increase production of its popular trout products and improve efficiencies. The investment, which included a factory extension, upgrading and introducing new state-of-the-art…
Diarmuid and Michael Kelly of Kelly's Oysters in Galway Bay
Kelly Oysters, a multi-award-winning seafood business based in Galway, is set to expand its sales of mussels for the domestic market following a recent investment. The €172,000 investment has been supported by BIM, with €74,844 coming from the Brexit Processing…
Minister Charlie McConalogue has secured State Aid approval for €7 million liquidity aid scheme for Irish fish processors and €1 million liquidity aid scheme for Irish fisheries cooperatives
Minister for the Marine Charlie McConalogue, T.D. today announced two new Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR) funded schemes, representing a combined support package of an additional €8 million for the Irish seafood sector. The new schemes are as follows: Brexit Fish…
Farming mussels on a long line. In 2022, the Irish aquaculture sector contributed €208 million to the economy, according to the 2022 report from BIM
The Irish aquaculture sector has shown significant growth and sustained employment opportunities, according to the Annual Aquaculture Report for 2022 published by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM). Despite a reduction in the number of Production Units (PUs) due to consolidation within…
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue
Marine Minister Charlie McConalogue has announced a €25.6 million support package for the Irish pelagic fisheries sector. The Pelagic Fisheries Support Scheme, funded under the Brexit Adjustment Reserve Fund, will compensate owners of Refrigerated Sea Water (RSW) pelagic vessels and…
The Morgan’s Fine Fish investment has been supported with funding of almost €100,000 from the Brexit Processing Capital Support Scheme
Award-winning Co. Louth seafood company, Morgan’s Fine Fish, has completed a €270,000 investment to make it more energy-efficient and competitive in an increasingly tough market. The investment has been supported with funding of almost €100,000 from the Brexit Processing Capital…
Aquamonitrix based in Co. Carlow has been named as BIM Aquatech Business of the Year. Pictured L to R: Caroline Bocquel, CEO of BIM, Mark Bowkett, Director of Aquamonitrix and Wayne Murphy, Director of Hatch Blue
An Irish aquatech company which has developed cutting-edge technology to provide a groundbreaking solution to measuring nitrate in water has been announced as the winner of the inaugural BIM Aquatech Business of the Year. Aquamonitrix, based in Carlow, delivers a…
BIM staff operate a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) near a mussel farm in Leenane, Co Galway
Ireland’s potential in “aquatech” is the theme of a Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) conference in Kerry today, when one of the keynote speakers will ask why there has been no innovation in this area here in the last two decades.…
John McGrath, Sales Director, Aquamontrix, with the groundbreaking new analyzer for measuring nitrate and nitrite in fresh, saline, and wastewater. Aquamontrix is a finalist in October's BIM Aquatech Business of the Year award
Three Irish aquatech companies at the forefront of sustainable seafood farming have been named as finalists for the inagurual BIM Aquatech Business of the Year award. The winning company will be announced at the “Aquatech – Ireland’s Global Opportunity” conference in…
Blas na hÉireann award - from left to right: Artie Clifford, Blas na hÉireann, Caroline Bocquel, CEO BIM, Gillian Morgan, Morgan's Fine Fish and Katie Ryan, BIM, at the presentation of the BIM Seafood Innovation Awards in Dingle, Co. Kerry
One of Ireland’s oldest seafood businesses, Morgan’s Fine Fish, has been awarded the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Seafood Innovation Award for 2023. The Co. Louth based company scooped the prestigious award for its popular salmon darne product, topped with garlic…
Managing Director of Atlantis Seafood, John Kenny, with his pet dog Pingu and the new Harley & Marley fish pet food range
Atlantis Seafood, one of the most reputed seafood businesses based in Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford has partnered with Killiney-based pet food company, Harley & Marley, to create a new range of pet food made wholly from fish. The new pet…
Mackerel
Irish pelagic fishers and processors are joining an international scientific initiative to provide vital information which helps inform the management of Northeast Atlantic mackerel, one of Ireland’s most valuable species. BIM is working in collaboration with the Marine Institute and…
Caroline Bocquel, CEO Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and Yvonne Shields, CEO The Commissioners of Irish Lights partner on innovative training course for local lighthouse authorities
The Commissioners of Irish Lights (Irish Lights) and Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, have collaborated to launch an online training course aimed at Local Lighthouse Authorities. The course, delivered through BIM’s Learning Management System, consists of six…