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Mussel Dredgers Make a Fleeting Trawl of Dalkey Sound
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Two mussel dredger-trawlers made a rare transit of Dalkey Sound, last Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sound which is located to the south of Dublin Bay is not used by commercial traffic but is frequented by pleasure-craft, local fishing boats…
Coveney Welcomes Seafood Exports Boost
Fishing
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD visited the 18 Irish seafood exporters exhibiting at the European Seafood Expo (ESE) in Brussels today. ESE is the world's largest seafood fair, attracting buyers and sellers from over…
Ireland to Share Fisheries Protection Resources with France, Spain and UK
Fishing
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has announced that Ireland, United Kingdom, France and Spain will share resources – patrol vessels and personnel, in a continuing effort to monitor trans-boundary fisheries. This further development of international co-operation on fisheries control for…
Coveney Emphasises Importance of Retaining Jobs in Coastal Communities
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Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine met with Maria Damanaki European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in Luxembourg today (Thursday 14th April). Minister Coveney sought the meeting with the Commissioner to discuss the planned reform…
Illegal Fishing Won't Slip Through the Net
Fishing
Jim Higgins MEP for the North West has welcomed the now fully operation new EU fisheries control system which toughens an already established zero-tolerance stance on the issue. "Traceability is central to these new rules, 'from net to plate'. It…
Higgins Asks EU for Progress on Shark Finning Laws
Fishing
Jim Higgins MEP has asked the European Commission to outline its progress on the review of shark finning legislation, which he says should be updated to close a loophole allowing the illegal activity to persist in the EU. "Environmental experts…
Coveney to Focus on Future of Coastal Communities
Fishing
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food yesterday, 21st March, held a bilateral meeting with Minister Rosa Aguilar, Minister of Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs in Madrid to discuss the planned reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)…
European Commission Penalise Spanish for Over-fishing
Fishing
In a move to protect dwindling fish stocks, the European Commission recently took decisive action by significantly reducing Spain's mackerel quotas over the next few years as a result of over-fishing. This over-fishing of mackerel by the Spanish has been…
IWT Welcomes EU Ban on Fish Discards
Fishing
The Irish Wildlife Trust has welcomed the proposed EU ban on discarding fish as part of the Common Fisheries Policy. The organisation said it was a "vital step" towards "restoring the ecological balance in Irish seas". IWT chairman Pádraic Fogarty…
Pest Control at Salmon Farms 'Insufficient'
Fishing
Scientists have expressed disappointment after the publication of a report into strategies for improved pest control in Ireland's salmon farms. According to The Irish Times, experts from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) said the findings of the National Implementation Group were…
Deadliest Catch Star Warns of Threat to Small-Boat Fishing
Fishing
The Common Fisheries Policy will wipe out coastal communities in Ireland, according to a star of TV's Deadliest Catch. Corey Arnold, who was in Galway today to speak at the Irish Skipper Expo, has spent time working with small-boat fishermen…
New Fisheries Protection Vessel for Northern Ireland
Fishing
A new fisheries protection vessel (FPV) for Northern Ireland was commissioned in a ceremony presided by the fisheries Minister Michelle Gildernew MP, MLA in Bangor Harbour on Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Banríon Uladh which cost £2.2m (with 50% funding…
Tackling the Wasteful Practice of Discarding Fish at Sea
Fishing
Mr Brendan Smith, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, today outlined Ireland's proposals for dealing with the complex issue of fish discarding at a joint meeting of European Fisheries Ministers and the European Parliament organised by Commissioner Maria Damanaki, the…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Announce Partnership with National Learning Network
Fishing
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has today (Friday, 11th February 2011) announced the official launch of a partnership with National Learning Network (NLN) at an event in the Radisson Hotel, Dublin. The partnership will see six National Learning Network students…
Openings on National Inland Fisheries Forum
Fishing
Inland Fisheries is seeking members for the national inland fisheries forum. The details are published this morning in an advertisement in the Irish Times. More from publicjobs.ie
Significant EU Fishing Reforms On The Way
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Fishing boats will have to land their entire catch - whether or not the fish are in a saleable condition - according to new European Union proposals. The Guardian reports that EU fisheries commissioner Maria Damanaki has pledged to bring…

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