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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…
Michael O'Neill, a seaweed farmer, in Allihies, West Cork is CEO of Pure Ocean Algae
Seaweed farming is in its infancy in Ireland, however, a new strategy, BIM Irish Macro-Algal Cultivation Strategy to 2030, published by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) this week sets out a roadmap for the development of a sustainable and profitable Irish…
In spite of a “volatile year”, there was a 4% annual growth due to a combination of higher prices, the reopening of restaurants after Covid-19 and an increase in the consumption of seafood in Ireland.
Ireland's sea fish landings were down, but prices were up last year, according to Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM). BIM’s annual business of seafood report for 2022 estimates that the seafood sector was worth 1.3 billion euros last year. In spite…
Caroline Bocquel is the new Chief Executive Officer of Bord Iascaigh Mhara
BIM’s new chief executive Caroline Bocquel has warned the offshore renewable energy (ORE) sector that it must improve its communication with the Irish fishing industry. She has also told offshore wind developers that there should be “minimal impact” on the…
Wild-caught mackerel are among the Irish seafood that has been shown to have very low carbon emissions according to a first-of-its-kind study for the Irish seafood sector under the Government Climate Action Plan to provide a baseline for the Irish seafood industry
A new study by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) - the State agency that supports development of the seafood sector in Ireland - has found that Irish-produced seafood is among the lowest carbon food produced in Ireland. This study provides the…
BIM today issued letters of offer to 57 Irish fishing vessels under the fishing vessel Voluntary Permanent Cessation Scheme, funded under the Brexit Adjustment Reserve, with total funding of up to €75 million. As Afloat reported earlier, the scheme is…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland's seafood development agency, scored highest among 40 public bodies
This week independent NGO Transparency International Ireland (TII) published its National Integrity Index ranking. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland's seafood development agency, scored highest among 40 public bodies. The national index is measured against the existence and ready availability of…
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has appointed Caroline Bocquel as its interim CEO. Caroline Bocquel currently holds the role of BIM, Director of Corporate Services, having joined the organisation in 2021. She previously held the role of…
BIM’s National Seafood Survey provides insights into the status of Ireland’s catching sector on an annual basis. It is an integral part of fisheries’ performance data reporting to the EU. Based on the most recent survey returns the Annual Fisheries…