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Ireland must harness huge seafood sector potential – Coveney
Visiting Castletownbere this weekend, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, announced a 'Special Assistance for Young Fishermen' scheme. Fishermen under 40 years of age who have not previously owned a fishing vessel can avail of…
Coveney will Demand Action against Iceland and the Faroe Islands for Excessive Mackerel Fishing
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is demanding strong action, involving trade sanctions on fishery products against Iceland and the Faroe Islands as a result of their irresponsible and damaging over-fishing of mackerel. There is a…
Fishing to be Reopened at Castlemaine Harbour
Minister for Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has announced plans to reopen licensed commercial fishing in Castlemaine Harbour in Co Kerry, following the results of last year's pilot fishery. “I am satisfied, based on scientific and fishery management advice... that it…
Spanish Fisherman Fined for Illegal Fishing Activity
The Master of a Spanish fishing vessel was fined and forfeited the value of the catch and gear on Monday 16th May, at a case brought before Cork Circuit Court. Mr Carlos Pereira Diaz, Master of the fishing vessel, the…
Back to the Future for European Fish Week
World Oceans Day on 8 June will see the launch European Fish Week 2011 at Trinity College's Long Room Hub. The evening will comprise an exhibition and brief talk on this year's theme of 'Back to the Future' - reclaiming…
Mussel Dredgers Make a Fleeting Trawl of Dalkey Sound
Two mussel dredger-trawlers made a rare transit of Dalkey Sound, last Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sound which is located to the south of Dublin Bay is not used by commercial traffic but is frequented by pleasure-craft, local fishing boats…
Coveney Welcomes Seafood Exports Boost
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD visited the 18 Irish seafood exporters exhibiting at the European Seafood Expo (ESE) in Brussels today. ESE is the world's largest seafood fair, attracting buyers and sellers from over…
Ireland to Share Fisheries Protection Resources with France, Spain and UK
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has announced that Ireland, United Kingdom, France and Spain will share resources – patrol vessels and personnel, in a continuing effort to monitor trans-boundary fisheries. This further development of international co-operation on fisheries control for…
Coveney Emphasises Importance of Retaining Jobs in Coastal Communities
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine met with Maria Damanaki European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in Luxembourg today (Thursday 14th April). Minister Coveney sought the meeting with the Commissioner to discuss the planned reform…
Illegal Fishing Won't Slip Through the Net
Jim Higgins MEP for the North West has welcomed the now fully operation new EU fisheries control system which toughens an already established zero-tolerance stance on the issue. "Traceability is central to these new rules, 'from net to plate'. It…
Higgins Asks EU for Progress on Shark Finning Laws
Jim Higgins MEP has asked the European Commission to outline its progress on the review of shark finning legislation, which he says should be updated to close a loophole allowing the illegal activity to persist in the EU. "Environmental experts…
Coveney to Focus on Future of Coastal Communities
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food yesterday, 21st March, held a bilateral meeting with Minister Rosa Aguilar, Minister of Environment, Rural and Maritime Affairs in Madrid to discuss the planned reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP)…
European Commission Penalise Spanish for Over-fishing
In a move to protect dwindling fish stocks, the European Commission recently took decisive action by significantly reducing Spain's mackerel quotas over the next few years as a result of over-fishing. This over-fishing of mackerel by the Spanish has been…
IWT Welcomes EU Ban on Fish Discards
The Irish Wildlife Trust has welcomed the proposed EU ban on discarding fish as part of the Common Fisheries Policy. The organisation said it was a "vital step" towards "restoring the ecological balance in Irish seas". IWT chairman Pádraic Fogarty…
Pest Control at Salmon Farms 'Insufficient'
Scientists have expressed disappointment after the publication of a report into strategies for improved pest control in Ireland's salmon farms. According to The Irish Times, experts from Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) said the findings of the National Implementation Group were…
Deadliest Catch Star Warns of Threat to Small-Boat Fishing
The Common Fisheries Policy will wipe out coastal communities in Ireland, according to a star of TV's Deadliest Catch. Corey Arnold, who was in Galway today to speak at the Irish Skipper Expo, has spent time working with small-boat fishermen…

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