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The FV Margiris is one of the largest fishing vessels on the seas
Fishing
#Supertrawler - The controversial supertrawler Margiris has returned to fish in Irish waters, as Coast Monkey reports. Previously banned from Australian waters, the 9,500-tonne FV Margiris is one of the largest fishing trawlers on the seas, and has previously fished…
BIM National Seafood Awards 2016  – A group shot of the inaugural winners with Tara McCarthy, BIM CEO & Kieran Calnan, BIM Chairman and Howley family (BIM Lifetime Achievement Award) including Blackshell Mussels, Sofrimar, Oceanpath & Goatsbridge Trout Farm, Island Seafoods, Foyle Warrior Ltd, Barry Shaw (Student of the Year), Stephen Hurley, The Fish Shop, Union Hall (Independent Young Fishmonger of the Year),  Eimantas Zvirblis, Donnybrook Fair, Malahide (Supermarket Seafood Counter), Jim Connolly, Responsible Fisherman of the Year, Dungarvan Shellfish
Fishing
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, announced the winners of the first ever BIM National Seafood Awards held on Thursday 17th November 2016 at a Gala Awards event in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Out of 38 finalists…
Lough Foyle
Fishing
#Brexit - Brexit has revived a dormant territorial dispute between Britain and the Republic of Ireland over the ownership of Lough Foyle, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Leinster House has rejected a claim by Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire that…
The missing man went overboard some 6km east of Kilmichael Point
News Update
#Missing - The search was set to resume this morning for a fisherman missing after going overboard from a three-man fishing vessel off the Wicklow-Wexford border yesterday morning (Wednesday 16 November). As The Irish Times reports, RNLI lifeboats from Rosslare…
Freshwater pearl mussels Margaritifera margaritifera
Fishing
#Mussels - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced a major step forward for the Freshwater Pearl Mussel Scheme with the recruitment of a dedicated management team to help design and deliver the project on the ground. A formal request for…
Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - RNLI lifeboats from Wicklow and Courtmacsherry have responded to two separate calls from fishing boats in difficulty around the Irish coast in recent days. A trawler with three fishermen onboard was towed to safety by Wicklow RNLI yesterday…
The prawn trawler Endurance, on which the fatal incident occurred, sails out of Baltimore in West Cork
Fishing
#Fishing - Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an Egyptian crewman on a fishing trawler off the Co Clare coast on Tuesday night (8 November). According to The Irish Times, the 53-year-old deckhand was injured in an…
Marine Notice: Annual Groundfish Survey Off South & West Coasts
Fishing
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute advises that the annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2016) will be carried out off the South and West coasts of Ireland between Monday 14 November and Sunday 18 December in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy…
Marine Minister Michael Creed and BIM CEO Tara McCarthy (centre) with representatives from the new Fisheries Local Action Groups
Fishing
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced €12 million funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for seven Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) to fund local development initiatives in Ireland’s coastal communities. The seven new…
At almost 50m long Emerald Gratia was the largest of four industrial mussel dredgers that worked the seabed of Dalkey Sound last week
Fishing
#DredgingDalkey - Industrial mussel seed dredging will leave Ireland's coastal waters "full of jellyfish and little else", convervationists claim. As the The Irish Independent writes, four industrial trawlers had worked in Dublin Bay over the three days beginning last Sunday (23 October). …
A sea trout caught by an angler in Galway Bay
Angling
#Angling - Northern Ireland’s new online fishing permit application system has “transformed” the industry, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The new NI government web portal, designed by Belfast firm Kainos with BT, enables anglers and commercial fishermen to apply for…
Applications Open For 2017 Oyster Fishing Licences
Fishing
#Fishing - Fishermen wishing to apply for oyster dredging licences for the 2017 season must apply with the official form via the relevant River Basin District Office before 12 noon on Friday 25 November. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) say this…
Fractures to the starboard bulwark of the Cara Rose recovered after the incident in September 2015
MCIB
#MCIB - Small fishing craft used for non-commercial potting must comply with the code of practice for recreational craft, investigators have warned in their report on the death of a fisherman in an incident off the Mayo coast last year.…
Marine Minister Michael Creed (right) with delegates at the latest meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum
Fishing
#Fishing - A new website for the National Inshore Fisheries Forums (NIFF) was launched by Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Tuesday 25 October). “Getting inshore fishing communities involved in decision-making is the key aim of the forum initiative,” said the…
Marine minister Michael Creed TD has welcomed a deal giving Irish fishermen a Mackerel quota worth €86million for 2017
Fishing
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD today welcomed the positive outcome for Irish Fishermen at the international fisheries negotiations which concluded today at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty, Co. Cork. These negotiations, between the European…

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