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Cork Trawler Owner & Skipper Fined Over Safety Breaches
#Fishing - Out-of-date safety equipment has seen a Cork trawler skipper and owner landed with €4,000 in fines, as RTÉ News reports. Pat O'Mahony of Kinsale and the Crosshaven-based Labardie Fisher Ltd pled guilty at district court in a case taken…
Trawlers in Killybegs Harbour
#Fishing - The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) has called on the deadline for applications for migrant fishing work permits to be extended as it has emerged that only 60 applications have been received. Last November, then Marine Minister Simon Coveney…
Inland Fisheries Ireland Updates On Fish Farm Phase-Out Plan
#FishFarm - Inland Fisheries Ireland has written to stakeholders affected by its recently announced phase-out of fish farming operations that its farms will operate as normal for 2016. As previously reported on, the IFI board made the decision to…
M&S Signs Up For New Responsible Fishing Scheme
#Fishing - The UK's new voluntary Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) has received a boost as Marks & Spencer became the first retailer to sign up to its charter for sustainable fishing. From next year all British fishing boats supplying M&S…
Under the Pike Bye-law it is an offence to have more than one pike in one’s possession
At a sitting of Ennis District Court on April 26th 2016, Judge Aonghus McCarthy convicted a man for breaches of the Conservation of Pike Bye-law 809, 2006. Mr Andrezej Marek Kiprowski of Liscannor, Co. Clare, pleaded guilty and was fined…
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced its intention to phase out its fish farming operations
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced its intention to phase out its fish farming operations over the coming years. A plan will now be developed to implement this decision. The IFI Board, having reviewed the fish farm operations from both…
Netting for Salmon in the Shannon Estuary is prohibited
At a sitting of Kilrush District Court on 11th April 2016, Judge Patrick Durkan convicted a man of illegal netting for salmon on the Shannon Estuary. Mr John Beehan with an address at Burrane, Kilimer, Co Clare, was fined €500…
North Atlantic cod
#PublicLecture - 'The Little Ice Age and the North Atlantic Fish Revolution' is the title of a public lecture delivered by Prof Poul Holm and Dr Francis Ludlow of Trinity College Dublin at lunchtime this Wednesday 13 April at the…
An eel caught at Lough Muckno in Co Monaghan
#Eels - Inland Fisheries Ireland is in the process of setting up a network of scientific fisheries for eel around Ireland. These scientific fisheries will cover the different life stages (elver, yellow and silver eel) and be distributed in key…
The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is determined as the competent authority for the administration of the points system including the establishment of the determination panel and the assignment of points
Ireland would have breached EU law had it not implemented a new points system last weekend for serious infringements by fishing vessel licence holders, says the government in response to criticism from the Irish Fish Producers' Organisation. The relationship between the…
#Fishing - In accordance with the Control of Fishing for Salmon Order 2016, Inland Fisheries Ireland invites applications for commercial salmon fishing licences (draft net and snap net). Application forms may be obtained from your local Inland Fisheries Ireland Office…
The Scheme for Employment of Non-EEA crew members in parts of the Irish commercial sea-fishing fleet was launched today by Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Simon Coveney and Minister of State…
At a sitting of Ballina District Court on 26th January 2016, Judge Conal Gibbons convicted a Ballina man of illegal fishing. Freddie Harmon, with an address at 29 The Hawthorns, Killala Road, Ballina, was found guilty of possession of a…
#Bluefin- A Donegal TD's push for a bluefin tuna quota for local game anglers has prompted a meeting between Marine Minister Simon Coveney and the EU Fisheries Commissioner. According to Donegal Now, Thomas Pringle TD has welcomed the move to…
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. has signed a statutory instrument to introduce management measures from the start of February for non-commercial pot fishing for crab and lobster. The introduction of the measures follows an…
A Connemara man was convicted of an illegal fishing offence at Derrynea District Court on the 14th January. Before the court was Dara Conlon of Baile Liam, Spiddal, Co. Galway, who pleaded guilty to the possession of an illegally caught…
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