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UK Campaign To Make Static Fishing Gear Safer For Small Boats
#LobsterPots - Are lobster pots a danger to yachts? That’s the question posed by Yachting Monthly as the UK’s Cruising Association relaunches its campaign to make static-gear fishing safer for small vessels. The CA has already received nearly 4,000 signatures…
Map of the approximate haul locations in this year’s Irish Groundfish Survey off the North West Coast
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute advises that the annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2017) will be carried out off the North West Coast of Ireland between Tuesday 3 and Saturday 14 October, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The…
Pacific oysters are one of a number of species cultivated in the Irish aquaculture industry
#Shellfish - The Marine Institute, as the EU designated national reference laboratory for shellfish toxins and shellfish microbiology in Ireland, has launched a new shellfish safety website. Incorporating a range of user friendly info-graphics and maps, the site will provide…
Marine Minister Launches New Scheme To Reduce Juvenile Fish Discards
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the launch of a scheme to promote the use of environmentally friendly fishing gear in the Irish prawn fishery. The scheme has been developed between the department and the main fisheries organisations…
Fishing boats moored at Howth Fishery Harbour Centre
#Fishing - Ireland’s fishing sector experienced a “challenging” 2016 on a number of fronts, as outlined in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s latest annual review and outlook for the coming year. Ongoing trade issues in Russia and…
A fishing boat in Howth on the Irish Sea, where many Irish trawlers fish within British territory
#Brexit - Britain’s withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention could be “catastrophic” for the Irish fishing fleet — with fishermen in Northern Ireland being the “big losers” in the end. That’s the stark warning from fisheries organisations noted in Independent.ie’s…
Irish Fleet Could Face UK Ban With Britain’s Withdrawal From Longstanding Fisheries Agreement
#Fishing - Irish trawlers could soon be banned from fishing within 12 nautical miles of the UK after its exit from an agreement to share its waters with other European maritime countries. According to The Irish Times, Britain announced at…
‘Strength In Unity’ Says Creed At Brexit Fisheries Discussion
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Thursday 29 June) hosted a Brexit fisheries discussion in Galway as part of four days of marine-themed events, including the BIM National Seafood Conference and SeaFest, Ireland’s national maritime festival, which kicks off…
Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaks, Monica Buckley and Peter Shanahan of The Fresh Fish Deli in Rosscarbery, Marine Minister Michael Creed, BIM chief Jim O'Toole and Finian O'Sullivan, chair of FLAG South pictured at Ballycotton Harbour at the announcement of a €3.6 million Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) fund for Ireland’s seven coastal regions
#Fishing - Marine Minister visited Ballycotton Harbour in Co Cork yesterday (Thursday 8 June) to announce a range of successful projects that will deliver a total investment of €3.6 million covering 153 projects under the Fisheries Local Area Action Group…
Rewards For Capture Of Tagged Irish Sea Cod
#IrishSeaCod - The Marine Institute is encouraging the fishing industry and recreational sea anglers alike to report the capture of tagged cod in the Irish Sea and claim a monetary reward. Tagging cod in the Irish Sea will enable research…
Fisherman Says He Was Dumped In Sea After Work-Related Injury
#Fishing - The International Transport Workers Federation says it will be closely watching the Garda investigation into a Ghanaian fisherman’s claims that he was dumped at sea in a survival suit from an Irish trawler. As the Irish Examiner reports,…
The Marine Institute brings together over 200 international delegates who are attending the 11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety conference at NUI,Galway at the event was David Lyons, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Jeff Fisher Marine Institute Dorothy-Jean McCoubrey, University of Auckland , Dr Peter Heffernan Marine Institute, Terrance O’Carroll, BIM and Joe Silke, Section Manager of Shellfish Safety at Marine Institute
More than 200 international delegates will attend the 11th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety (ICMSS) from Sunday 14 to Thursday 18 May 2017 at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Convened by Ireland’s Marine Institute, the ICMSS is the…
19 Companies To Benefit From New Seafood Grant Awards
#Seafood - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the award of a further €1,324,040 in grants to 19 seafood enterprises in nine different counties under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grant…
Ministers Michael Creed and Zhi Shuping shake on the new export agreement for Ireland’s agri-food sector in the Chinese market
#SeafoodExports - Food and Marine Minister Michael Creed and his Chinese counterpart have agreed an export certificate which will permit the resumption of live crab exports to the critically important Chinese market. The Irish seafood sector has been extremely anxious…
Fifth Of Irish Fishing Fleet Found With Undocumented Workers Says WRC Report
#Fishing - Migrant fishermen’s allegations of continued exploitation within the Irish fishing industry have been supported new figures that claim more than a fifth of the fleet employed undocumented workers last year. That’s according to Fora, which cites figures from…
The RV Celtic Explorer will carry out this year’s groundfish survey off Donegal from 8-17 April
#Fishing - The Marine Institute will begin the annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS 2017) off the North and North West Coasts from tomorrow (Saturday 8 June). The 10-day operation, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) obligations,…

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