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Newbuild FPV Rhodri Morgan arriving at Milford Marina, Pembrokeshire in south Wales
#fishing - The largest fishing port in Wales, at Milford Marina has welcomed the FPV Rhodri Morgan, one of five new fisheries patrol vessels taking to the waters in 2019. The vessel was built by local company Mainstay Marine Solutions,…
A meeting of the National and Regional Inshore Fisheries Forum
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today was presented with the ‘Strategy for the Irish Inshore Fisheries Sector 2019-2023’. The strategy is the first industry-led blueprint for the Inshore Sector and was presented to the…
€35.7m capital investment package in six Fishery Harbour Centres and other fisheries related marine infrastructure
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced details of a €35.7m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned harbour network. In announcing the initiative the Minister said “I am delighted to…
Liadh Ní Riada MEP and Councillor Paul Hayes meeting with fishermen in Castletownbere for the launch of The Charter for Fishers, Coastal Communities and the Island
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on all political parties to unite behind a series of broad principles designed to protect our fishing industry, coastal communities and islands. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries…
Investigation Into Human Remains Found By Fishing Vessel Off Cork Coast
Gardaí in Cork have launched an investigation after human remains were recovered by the crew of a fishing vessel 180 nautical miles off Castletownbere in Co Cork at the weekend. TheJournal.ie reports that the vessel docked in Castletownbere on Sunday…
UK Fishing Fleets Urged To Prepare For Catch Certificates In Event Of No-Deal Brexit
#Fishing - The UK’s fishing industry has been advised to prepare for the introduction of EU catch certificates in the event of a no-deal Brexit. As Prime Minister Teresa May’s key Commons vote on her proposed Withdrawal Agreement looms tomorrow…
Target for 100% of Irish Trawlers to Recover Plastic Waste from the Oceans on Every Fishing Trip
Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced Ireland's Clean Oceans Initiative and called for the participation of the entire Irish trawl fishing fleet in the scheme by 31st December 2019. His ambition is to have…
An eel caught at Lough Muckno in Co Monaghan
Former commercial eel fisherman in Galway will receive compensation up to a maximum of €3 million from this month, as Galway Bay FM reports. Applications were opened till the end of November for the Support Scheme for Former Feel Fisherpersons…
Public Consultation On Quota Balancing Scheme For Demersal Fish Stocks
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has launched a public consultation on a proposal to implement a pilot quota balancing scheme for demersal fish stocks. Quota balancing means that where a vessel exceeds its catch limit for a relevant stock…
Marine Minister Michael Creed made the announcement on Friday 21 December
#Fishing - Trawling by fishing vessels over 18 metres will be banned within Ireland’s six-mile limit from 1 January 2020, the Government has announced. Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Friday 21 December) revealed his decision following a review conducted earlier…
€260m in Fish Quotas Secured for 2019
Following the conclusion of 2019 Annual Fisheries Negotiations at 3.00am this morning (Wednesday) Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., confirmed the deal negotiated is a balanced outcome, delivering on sustainability objectives and ensuring a strong result…
The Republic of Ireland disputes the UK’s claim to the territory of Lough Foyle between Donegal and Derry
#Fishing - The UK Government has been accused of “coasting” on plans for Britain’s and in particular Northern Ireland’s fisheries post-Brexit, as the News Letter reports. MPs on the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee have written to fisheries secretary Michael…
 Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan, Fishmonger Pat O'Connell and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD review the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, providing the latest impartial scientific advice on commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., has received the 2018 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book. The Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, provides the latest impartial scientific advice…
Atlantic mackerel comprise Ireland's single most valuable fishery
#Fishing - The European Union, Norway and the Faroe Islands have agreed to a 20% reduction in mackerel quotas in the North East Atlantic for 2019. The news for Ireland’s single most valuable fishery was the outcome of international fisheries…
Clonakilty Hosts Key Mackerel Quota Negotiations For 2019
Marine Minister Michael Creed welcomed today’s (Wednesday 7 November) resumption on Wednesday of important international negotiations on 2019 mackerel quotas for the stock in the North East Atlantic. The negotiations, involving 11 EU and non-EU countries, are being hosted on…
Origin Green Ireland’s stand at last year’s China International Seafood Show in Qingdao
Later this week Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, will lead Irish participation in Qingdao, China at the Seafood Expo, one of the largest seafood fairs in the world. Irish seafood exports…

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