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Shellfish Safety Workshop Hears of Organism Causing Harmful AZP Toxins
The 10th Shellfish Safety Workshop at the Marine Institute was attended by 140 participants including shellfish producers, processors, scientists and industry regulators to hear the latest advances in shellfish safety, including the discovery of an organism that causes harmful AZP…
New Marine Web Facility for Fishing Sector
Jim Higgins MEP has welcomed the launch of a comprehensive European web resource that will provide up-to-date price and market information on all fishery and aquaculture products for the benefit of the entire maritime sector. "By coordinating all the market…
Clonakilty EU Meet Agrees on CFP Reform by End of June
#fisheries – The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD has welcomed the commitment by Director Generals for Fisheries of EU Member States (meeting at the National Seafood Centre, Clonakility on Tuesday 16th April) to achieve agreement…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Host EU Meetings on Fisheries Control
#sfpa – The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) will host a series of EU Fishery Control focussed meetings involving fishery control experts from the relevant authorities in various EU Member Sates, the European Commission Directorate- General for Maritime Affairs & Fisheries…
Groups Urge Fisheries Ministers For Action On CFP
#CFPreform - RTÉ News reports that up to 200 conservation groups in Ireland and abroad have written to Marine Minister Simon Coveney and his EU counterparts urging his support for an end to overfishing in European waters by 2015. The…
Applications Open For Draft & Snap Net Salmon Fishing Licences
#Fishing - Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is inviting applications for Commercial Salmon Fishing (Draft Net & Snap Net) Licences for 2013. The new licences are in accordance with the Control of Fishing for Salmon Order 2013, and come in the…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Meet with Newly Appointed Sea-Fisheries Protection Consultative Committee
#sfpa – The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) will meet with the newly appointed Sea-Fisheries Protection Consultative Committee, today, Thursday 7th March at Agriculture House, Dublin. The 14 member Consultative Committee which consists of representatives from the Irish marine community, is…
Sean Kelly MEP: 'Support Fishermen in Implementing Fish Discards Ban'
#fishing – Sean Kelly MEP (Ireland South) has welcomed an agreement by EU Council Ministers to ban the practice by which fishermen discard or throw fish back into the sea when they exceed their quota. However, Mr Kelly stresses the…
Minister for Marine Coveney Brokers New European Fishing Deal
#fishing – Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Simon Coveney T.D following a long and tense set of negotiations brokered political agreement at today's Council of Fisheries Ministers for the introduction of a Europe wide discards ban. The decision made…
Ending Fish Discards Requires New Technologies - Damanaki
#Fishing - Key to proposals to end fish discards in this year's reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the introduction of new technology like wheelhouse cameras and 'smart nets'. So argues EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki, as BBC…
Coveney Seeks Agreement From EU Marine Ministers On Discards Ban
#Fishing - Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney will be seeking agreement from his European colleagues at next week’s Fisheries Council on how when and how introduce an effective discards ban in the context of the reform of the Common…
Cast Your Nets to Skipper & Angling Shows
#SkipperEXPO –Within a fortnight two shows will be held on either side of the country, the Irish Skipper Expo (1-2 March) in Galway and as previously reported starting today, the Ireland Angling Expo Show in Dublin. The Skipper Expo Show…
Marine Minister Welcomes Vote on Common Fisheries Policy Reform
#CFPReform - Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney, in his capacity as President of the European Council of Fisheries Ministers, last week welcomed the vote by the European Parliament on the reform agenda for the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which…
IFI Welcomes New Research On Sea Lice and Wild Salmon
#FishFarm - Inland Fisheries Ireland has welcomed "a clear acceptance of the impact of sea lice on juvenile salmon" following a recent Marine Institute publication that identifies the effect of sea lice emanating from aquaculture facilities on wild Atlantic salmon…
Morning Ireland Reports On Galway Bay Fish Farm Debate
#FishFarm - RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland reports on last night's public meeting in Galway on the proposed deep sea fish farm in Galway Bay. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 500-hectare organic salmon farm proposed by Bord Iascaigh Mhara…
Eamon Cusack Is New Chair of Institute of Fisheries Management
#Fishing - One of Ireland’s most eminent fisheries experts and a recent CEO of the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board has been elected chairman of the Institute of Fisheries Management. Eamon Cusack will assume the chair at the UK-based international body that…

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