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IFI Has 'Serious Concerns' Over Wild Salmon Study Methods
#Fishing - The Irish Times reports that Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has expressed "serious concerns" over the findings of a new study on wild salmon in Ireland. The State agency for Ireland's fisheries argues that the study - which concluded…
Marine Safety Packages Unveiled for Fishermen in Cross Agency Initiative
#fishing – A key aspect of new state safety packages for fishermen unveiled today is the use of EPIRBS which are to be made mandatory overtime and included in revised Fishing Vessel Code of Practice. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo…
Fishermen's Safety Package to be Announced in Union Hall
#fishing – The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D. & The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar,TD willl launch an enhanced safety package for fishermen at the pier  in Union Hall, Co Cork next Monday (July 8) at 12 noon. 
Fisherman to Pay Donation to Conservation Group for Landing Endangered Species
A Judge has ruled that the State's case was proven at a recent case brought before Donegal Town District Court - Mr Shane Curran, the Master of the fishing vessel the Velvet Chord II, was ordered to pay €500 to…
Burrishoole Fishery in Furnace, County Mayo Opens 19th June
#fisheries – The Burrishoole Fishery in Furnace, Co Mayo opens Wednesday 19th June to 29th September. The Fishery will be open weekly on Wednesday through to Sunday 9:00am to 6:00pm. The Burrishoole Fishery, which is owned by the Marine Institute,…
East Euro Black Market 'Drives Poaching In Irish Waterways'
#Fishing - The growing black market for coarse fish in eastern Europe is being blamed for an increase in illegal fishing on Ireland's inland waterways. That's the situation according to the Sunday Independent, which also highlights the "major problem" of…
Drogheda Hosts North Atlantic Salmon Conference
#Fishing - Drogheda is hosting the 30th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) this week till Friday 7 June. The prestigious fisheries conference will take place in the Westcourt Hotel and will be attended by delegates…
Irish Presidency Reforms EU Fisheries Policy
#fisheries – This morning the Irish Presidency delivered on one of its highest priorities as it secured agreement on the EU's new Common Fisheries Policy. Minister Coveney, in welcoming the agreement stated that "At the very beginning of Ireland's Presidency…
Coveney Says Galway Bay Fish Farm Won't Damage Environment
#FishFarm - The Galway Bay fish farm debate rolls on as Ireland's Marine Minister says there will be no damage to the environment or wild fish stocks. Simon Coveney was speaking to Galway Bay FM last week on Bord Iascaigh…
Fish Discards Should End 'Within Six Years' Says Coveney
#CFP - The deal reached between EU fisheries ministers this morning on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) should bring an end to the practice of fish discards within the next six years, according to Ireland's Marine Minister. As…
Coveney Secures Major Breakthrough on EU Fisheries Reform
The Minister for Marine, Simon Coveney TD, at 6.15 a.m. this morning, after some 36 hours of negotiations, secured a new mandate from EU Fisheries Ministers to enter final negotiations with the European Parliament on a reformed Common Fisheries Policy.…
CFP Discussions Are 'End Game' For Fish Discards Ban Says TV's Hugh
#CFP - 'Fight Fight' campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall writes on the Guardian's Comment Is Free blog that this week's upcoming discussions among the EU's fisheries ministers is a "once-in-a-decade opportunity" to end the practice of fish discards. The TV chef, who…
Coveney Pushing For 'Focus On Critical Elements' in CFP Reform
#Fishing - Marine Minister Simon Coveney will present a revised comprehensive compromise Irish EU presidency text to the EU Council of Fisheries Ministers on Monday 13 May seeking a new mandate to re-enter final negotiations with the European Parliament on…
€1billion of Fish Annually Taken from Irish National Waters – Fishing for Justice Website
A website launched by West Cork fishermen says now is the time to reform the Common Fisheries Policy because 'Ireland continues to gift the EU with €1billion of fish annually from Irish national waters'. The website is supported with significant…
Connemara Oyster Grounds To Lose Disease-Free Status
#Fishing - The Marine Institute is encouraging the agreement of a new code of practice for oyster fishing at Ballinakill Bay in Co Galway, which is set to lose its disease-free status. Galway Bay FM reports that a single oyster…
Fishing Vessel Skipper Fined After Collision with Tanker in Bristol Channel
The skipper of a Belgium registered beam trawler has today been ordered to pay a total of £2,345 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to offences under the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (Colregs). Jeffry Demeester, the…

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