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Fisheries Action Group Aims to Boost Marine Revenues in Galway and Clare
#FISHING - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) recently convened a Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) with representatuves from the fishing and tourism industries, community groups and county councils to discuss ways to boost revenue in the Galway and Clare region. As…
Giant Bluefin Tuna Caught Off Kerry, Cork Coasts
#FISHING - Dingle fishermen trawling for tuna off the south-west coast of Ireland found a big surprise in their nets this week in the form of an enormous 2-metre-long bluefin. As The Irish Times reports, the Atlantic bluefin is considered…
Salmon Farm Licence Assignments Approved in Connemara
#salmon – The future of salmon farming in South Connemara got a considerable boost today following the  the assignment of aquaculture licences from five separate operators to Bradán Beo Teoranta, a company established by Údarás na Gaeltachta to consolidate and…
Coveney Makes Overfishing of Mackerel a Major Point at EU Fisheries Council
#FISHING – At the request of Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, the issue of overfishing of mackerel by Iceland and the Faroe Islands became a major point at today's EU Fisheries Council. The EU Commission…
BIM Announces Delay in Licence Application for Europe's Largest Organic Fish Farm
#FISHING - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has announced a "substantial delay" before it publishes the licence application for the controversial proposed deep-sea fish farm in the Aran Islands, as Galway Bay FM reports. Though publication was originally planned for the…
Pelagic Fisheries Seminar Hosted by Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
#fisheries – The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) will host a seminar entitled Pelagic Fisheries – Monitoring, Control and Surveillance from today, Tuesday 19th June to Thursday 21st June at their head office in Clonakilty. The seminar will include delegates from:…
Fish Ireland Exhibition 2012 Returns to Killybegs
#FISH IRELAND EXHIBITION –Once again the premier fishing port of Killybegs, Co. Donegal is host to the Fish Ireland Exhibition (29-30 June) where the fish-catching and processing industry will be on display, writes Jehan Ashmore. The exhibition is one of…
Donegal Fishing Boat Firm Tops List of Tax Defaulters
#FISHING - A Donegal firm that leases fishing boats has reached a settlement of €3.39 million with the Revenue Commissioners over its failure to declare taxes, The Irish Times reports. The settlement by O’Shea Fishing Ltd in Killybegs, which arises…
EU Agrees to End Fish Discards - But Campaigners Criticise 'Vague' Proposals
#FISHING - 'Fish fight' campaigners have cautiously welcomed the EU Council's agreement to end the practice of fish discards, following marathon talks in Brussels. BBC News reports on what Europe's fisheries ministers are calling a "breakthrough" deal, but one that…
Coveney Attempts to End Fish Discards
#FISH – The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, in advance of discussions at the EU Fisheries Council, tabled an approach to end the current practice of discarding of fish at sea. Minister Coveney met fishing…
BIM Refutes Claims by Anglers' Group Over Galway Bay Salmon Farm
#FISHING - Bord Iascaigh Mhára (BIM) has moved to allay fears that the proposed new fish farm in the Aran Islands would have a detrimental effect on wild salmon numbers, according to the Galway Independent. BIM was reacting to concerns…
Atlas of Trawl Surveys Welcomed
Simon Coveney, TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine today welcomed the publication of the 'Atlas of Irish Groundfish Trawl Surveys' which was presented to him by Dr Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Marine Institute today (Thursday 24th…
Coveney Welcomes Danish Proposal on Fish Stocks
#FISHING – Marine minister, Simon Coveney T.D. at today's EU Fisheries Council welcomed the Danish Presidency proposal which allows each Member State to implement its own management arrangement for fish quotas. Ireland had strongly opposed the EU Commission proposal that…
Grant Aid Scheme Rules Out Ireland's Fish Farming Industry Says IFA Executive
#FISHING - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) aquaculture executive has criticised the Government's grant aid scheme announced this week, claiming that it rules out the majority of Ireland's fish farming industry from accessing funds. Richie Flynn said that the rules…
Fisherman Convicted on Fisheries Charges
#FISHING – The Master of a UK fishing vessel pleaded guilty to fisheries offences at a recent case brought before Cork Circuit Court– Mr Eustaquio Docambo, the Master of the vessel, the Susa Uno, was fined and forfeited the value…
Prawns at any Price? Who Sails on the Sloop John B?
#FISHIING TRAWLER  –  Whatever you were doing on the afternoon of Wednesday April 25th as a nor'easterly gale with torrential rain swept Ireland's east coast, chances are you weren't thinking of going near Howth pier and getting a picture of…

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