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Dutch Divers Are Galway Bound To Remove ‘Ghost’ Lobster Pots From Sea Bed
#StoneAndPots - Dutch divers are bringing their campaign against ‘ghost fishing’ to Galway Bay next month, as the Irish Examiner reports. Previously covered on Afloat.ie earlier this year, the Ghost Fishing Foundation co-ordinates cleanups of lost or abandoned fishing gear…
More Than €1.5 Million In Grants For 20 Seafood Companies
#Seafood - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced more than €1.5 million in grants to 20 seafood enterprises in 10 different counties around Ireland. The grant awards — under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the…
Grants For More Than 100 Additional Fisheries Local Action Group Projects
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced details of grants worth €1.5 million under Ireland’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to more than 100 coastal-based projects. The grants support a total investment of €2.4 million in these additional…
Seafood plant in Connemara could face closure because of fishing quotas: above mackeral
#Fishing - The management of Iasc Mara Teoranta seafood plant in Ros a Mhíl, Connemara say that unless they can find a new owner, the plant will close. As the Galway Daily reports Iasc Mara Teoranta has been processing herring and…
State Not Ensuring Local Links With Fish Quotas Says Connemara Seafood Plant
#Fishing - The State’s promise to protect economic links between fishing quotas and local coastal communities is “not happening on the ground”, according to a Rossaveal seafood plant that faces an uncertain future. Iasc Mara Teoranta managing director Cathal Groonell…
Two drift nets, measuring 600 yards and 500 yards respectively, were located drifting east of Inishbeg Island and were seized together with two salmon.
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 26 untagged salmon in The Glenties area in Donegal and 1,100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island. The seizures were secured last week by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fisheries Officers who are based…
A fishing boat in Howth, Co Dublin
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed TD has launched a public consultation on the Inshore Fisheries Strategy, following a proposal made by the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The consultation process will be open for a seven-week period and is due…
Gasping fish – Inland Fisheries Ireland staff are monitoring waters for any signs of distressed fish in shallow water
Inland Fisheries Ireland is asking anglers and the general public to report any sightings of distressed fish which may be caused by high water temperatures and low water levels. Inland Fisheries Ireland is also asking anglers to voluntarily cease using…
Kyne Welcomes Positive Outcomes From International North Atlantic Salmon Discussions
#Fishing - Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, today (Thursday 21 June) welcomed the positive outcome from the international discussions at the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) annual meeting in Portland, Maine, USA. “Our…
Minister Wants EU Funding For Irish Aquaculture & Seafood Processing
#Seafood - Marine Minister Michael Creed has called for European Maritime & Fisheries Funding (EMFF) for small to medium enterprises in aquaculture and seafood processing to be continued post-2020. Addressing the Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers meeting in Luxembourg…
Lough Foyle’s territory is claimed by both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
#Oysters - Unauthorised oysters farms have exploded in number on Lough Foyle amid a continued dispute over its ownership, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The estuary between the counties of Donegal and Derry remains a point of contention as Brexit…
Razor clams fished in Ireland are big on menus in Spain and China
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has signed a statutory instrument to increase the minimum conservation reference size for razor clam in the North Irish Sea. This new measure, which was initiated by local fishermen, comes into effect on 1…
Man Convicted of Possession of Large Number of Undersize Oysters
On Tuesday 5th June 2018, a man was convicted by Judge Mary Fahy at Galway District Court for being in possession of 1,425 undersized native oysters (Ostrea edulis), contrary to Bye-Law 628 of 1982. Patrick Cormican, with an address at…
Joe Murrin
Leading fishing industry representative Joey Murrin has died this morning in Killybegs, Co Donegal, at the age of 82. The iconic leader of the Irish Fishing Industry for over three decades. Murrin became the fishermen's champion, known throughout the country…
Sean Kyne TD Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries who was in Co. Donegal to launch the first of the State of the Art RIBs pictured with Minister Joe Mc Hugh T.D. and Donegal County Mayor Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle pictured with local Inland Fisheries Ireland crew including Coxswain Cornelius Mc Mullen, Dunfanaghy , Hugh Mooney, Ardara and James Doherty Buncrana pictured at the official launch of the new Inland Fisheries Ireland RIBS at Rathmullan
Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, today officially launched the first of twelve new state-of-the-art RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to be delivered on a phased basis to Inland Fisheries Ireland for use as fisheries protection…
Georgie Stephens (5), garden designer Andrew Christopher Dunne and Louise Stephens (8) are pictured at the Sustainable Seafood Garden supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) at this year’s Bloom in the Park
A garden that tells the story of how Irish seafood is being sustainably produced to help protect fish stocks, protect the marine environment and develop and sustain fisheries-dependent coastal communities in Ireland has been announced as the overall winner of…
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