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The tsunameter being deployed near the M4 buoy
Marine Warning
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that marine scientists from the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS) are deploying a tsunameter close to the new location of the M4 weather…
The FV Napier before it was lost in a sudden flooding incident of the Saltee Islands on 30 January 2014
Fishing
#Fishing - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport reminds fishing vessel operators to monitor their bilge spaces prior, during and after voyages. It is also essential that bilge alarms are tested regularly, to determine…
Pictured at the launch of the Launch of FLAGS (Fisheries Local Area Groups Groups) programme at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty are Michael Creed, T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Tara McCarthy, CEO, BIM with FLAGS representatives, WEST FLAG, Paddy Crowe, Inis Oirr, Co. Galway; SOUTH WEST FLAG, Kevin Flannery, Dingle Co.Kerry; NORTH FLAG, Gerry Gallagher, Co. Donegal; SOUTH FLAG, Finian O’Sullivan, Bantry, Co. Cork; SOUTH EAST FLAG, Noel McDonagh, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford and NORTH WEST FLAG, Gerard Hassett, Achill, Co. Mayo.
Fishing
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD met representatives of the seven new Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty today. €12m is available to the FLAGS under Ireland’s Operational Programme for…
IFI Extends Consultation On Fish Farm Phase-Out
Fishing
#FishFarm - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced an extension of its public consultation on freshwater trout production. Intended to facilitate the fullest possible consideration by the Board of IFI of stakeholders' views, the consultation period originally due to close…
Marine Minister Michael Creed with his department's secretary general Aidan O'Driscoll launching this year's Annual Review and Outlook
Fishing
#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
Fishing
#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
Fishing
#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
#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
#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
#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
Fishing
#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
Fishing
#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
#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
Fishing
#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
#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
#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…

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