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Fishing Negotiations Hosted by Ireland
#fishing – Ireland, on behalf of the European Union, is hosting important fisheries negotiations between Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. These negotiations on the annual fishing arrangements for 2013 between the European…
High Levels of Sea Lice Detected at Irish Salmon Farms
#FishFarm - Two Irish fish farms were found to have consistently high levels of sea lice over the past six months, according to new figures. Undercurrent News reports on findings by the Marine Institute which show that a farm owned…
Irish Fisheries Deal Criticised By Stakeholders
#Fishing - The EU fisheries deal secured by Marine Minister Simon Coveney in Brussels yesterday has been variously described as "horrendous" and "a mixed bag" by Irish fishing industry stakeholders, as The Irish Times reports. Yesterday Minister Coveney said he…
216,300 Tonnes of Fish Quotas Available to Irish Fishermen in 2013
#fishing – Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine today welcomed the deal reached early this morning after two days and an overnight session of difficult and complex negotiations. Minister Coveney said "I am pleased that we…
Fisheries Negotiations at 'Intense Level' in Brussels
#fishing – The EU Fisheries Council in Brussels is in its second day of intense negotiations on fish quotas for 2013. Following a full day of talks which concluded late last night, Minister Coveney said "We made some progress yesterday,…
EU Votes For Changes To Common Fisheries Policy
#FISHING - Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed today's vote in the European Parliament to make amendments to the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), as RTÉ News reports. The vote comes just weeks before Ireland assumes its six-month EU…
Marine Minister Warns of Tough Negotiations at EU Fisheries Council
#fishing – The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. will attend the EU Fisheries Council in Brussels tomorrow. At the negotiations, from the 18th to 20th December, quotas for the Irish fleet for 2013 and others…
Sustainability of Fish Stocks Improving Says Minister
#Fishing - Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute, presented the Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney with The 2012 Stock Book ahead of the EU Fisheries Council negotiations next week, noting an improvement in certain fish stocks with…
Chinese Permit Irish Exports of Boarfish
#fishing – The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD today welcomed the announcement made by the Chinese authorities via the Irish Embassy in Beijing, that commercial exports of Boarfish from Ireland may now be imported to…
Fishing Boat Fire off Malin Head Leads to Court Appearance
At a hearing today at Southampton Crown Court the owner and manager of a fishing vessel were fined a total of £180,000 including costs. They had pleaded guilty to charges relating to health and safety offences brought under fishing vessel…
Fish Quota Proposals Means Difficult Negotiations Lie Ahead for Coveney
#fishing – The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine today a Sustainability Impact Assessment of the EU Commission proposals for Total Allowable Catches (TACs)…
BIM to Hold Public Tender for Galway Bay Fish Farm
#FISHFARM - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) is set to hold a public tender process for the development of the proposed deep sea fish farm in Galway Bay, according to The Irish Times. Financiers around the world have expressed interest in…
Minister Launches Fisheries Conservation Conference
#INLAND FISHERIES - Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd was on hand to launch the Atlantic Aquatic Resource Conservation (AARC) conference in Limerick on Wednesday 28 November. The conference, attended by delegates from five countries, is intended to showcase integrated collaborative…
Coveney Warns Brussels on Irish Mackerel Industry
#fishing– Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine warned the Council of Fisheries Ministers in Brussels today, that the over reliance on pelagic stocks for the annual exchange in fishing opportunities with Norway is having a detrimental effect…
Donegal Based Seafood Company Wins in Seafood Exporter Category
#SEAFOOD AWARD – Sponsors of the Seafood Exporter Award Bord Bia have awarded Donegal based Errigal Seafoods at the Irish Exporter Association's (IEA) Industry Export Awards. The award recognises companies in the seafood sector that have made significant progress in…
Unfishable Areas May Be Refuge for Endangered Flapper Skate
#FISHING - Marine scientists working in the Celtic Sea have discovered a natural refuge for the critically endangered flapper skate.   Many elasmobranchs (sharks, rays and skates) are highly vulnerable to over-fishing, but a new paper in the open access…

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