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Minister for Marine Michael Creed
Minister for Marine Michael Creed has discontinued a license held by Norwegian multinational Mowi for a fish farm in Co Kerry. A breach of license conditions at a smolt hatchery run by the Norwegian aquaculture company’s Irish division in Donegal…
Stefan Griesbach with the first meagre or croaker fish recorded in Irish waters since 1896
One Galway fishmonger stocking up ahead of the perennially busy Good Friday trade got more than he bargained for with his catch of the week. Stefan Griesbach from Gannet Fishmongers and Eatmorefish.ie came across a fish a lot more unusual…
Front Row: Suzanne Campion (Head of Business Development at Inland Fisheries  Ireland, Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Patricia Ryan, Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, An Taoiseach Leo Varadker) Second Row: Oisin Cahill, Ken O’Neill (both Inland Fisheries Ireland), Denis Maher (Principal, Head of Inland Fisheries Division, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment), Dr Ciaran Byrne (CEO of Inland Fisheries Ireland) and Fintan Gorman (Chairperson of Inland Fisheries Ireland) Back Row: Patricia Ryan, Barry O’Connor, Liam Gavin (all Inland Fisheries Ireland)
An Taoiseach Leo Varadker launched Inland Fisheries Ireland’s electric fleet of cars along with Richard Bruton TD, Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Sean Canney TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector. The organisation is introducing…
Ireland's Marine Minister Creed (right) with EU Commissioner Vella
The EU Commission today issued a Brexit Contingency Plan, agreed with Ireland and seven other impacted Member States, which sets out how fisheries would be managed in a No Deal Brexit. Fisheries is recognised as one of the most immediately…
T Burke II is a Wildcat 40 vessel and one of 19 built by Safehaven and in service worldwide
Bord Iascaigh Mhara has acquired a new inshore survey vessel for monitoring the state of mussel bed stocks on the south-west and east Irish coastlines. The 12m-long survey vessel, named T Burke II, was built by Cork company Safehaven Marine.…
President Michael D Higgins has signed new legislation on access to Irish inshore waters
President Michael D Higgins has turned down an appeal made to him by lawyers for four mussel fishermen to refer controversial new legislation on access to Irish inshore waters to the judiciary. The legislation restoring access by Northern Irish vessels…
Marine Minister Michael Creed (third from right) launched the new manual available in English, Irish, Arabic, Malay, Russian and Spanish  
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency has launched a fishermen’s health manual. The short manual offers practical advice on keeping healthy at sea and on land and has been translated into five languages. The BIM Fishermen’s Health Manual…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
#Fishing - Following a meeting yesterday (Thursday 21 March) with Irish fishing industry leaders from fish producer, processor and inshore organisations, Marine Minister Michael Creed said he will proceed with new legislation to restore the Voisinage Arrangement for reciprocal inshore…
Bantry will host the meeting of FLAGs from across Europe from 2-14 April
Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) from across Europe will be meeting in Bantry next month to discuss “smart” ways to tackle coastal challenges. The Smart Coastal Areas seminar, hosted by FLAG South and Bord Iascaigh Mhara at the Westlodge Hotel…
Tariffs For Fish Trade In Event Of No-Deal Brexit - But Not Across Irish Border
Trade in fish from the EU to Britain will be subject to a range of tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. But there will be zero tariffs for goods traded from the Republic to Northern Ireland under the…
Oyster Farming Industry & Researchers Meet To Discuss Latest Knowledge On Oyster Health
The latest research and knowledge on oyster diseases was presented at a meeting on Pacific oyster health held recently by the Marine Institute’s Fish Health Unit. The event attracted more than 80 participants from Ireland’s oyster farming industry, as well…
The survey is being carried out from the RV Celtic Explorer
The annual Anglerfish and Megrim Survey has begun off the West South West and South Coasts of Ireland in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The purpose of this project is to carry out annual survey for relative annual…
Trudy McIntyre, Chair of The National Inshore Fisheries Forum, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is Michael Creed, TD. and Jim O Toole, Chief Executive Officer, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, launching the strategy in Skerries
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today launched the ‘Strategy for the Irish Inshore Fisheries Sector 2019-2023’ on behalf of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The Strategy will frame the work of the Inshore Fisheries…
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., met yesterday with Irish fishing industry representatives in the National Seafood Centre, Clonakilty to discuss the state of play on Brexit and possible serious impacts facing the sector. The Minister…
 EU Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella (left) with Marine Minister Michael Creed in Brussels
Marine Minister Michael Creed met yesterday (Monday 18 February) in Brussels with Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella to discuss the threats to the Irish fishing industry from a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Minister Creed said: “I had a very constructive meeting today…
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,…

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