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Fishing Vessel Skipper Pleads Guilty
#FISHING – The skipper of Grimsby based fishing vessel 'Karen', that grounded on rocks at Ardglass in Northern Ireland, has pleaded guilty to the charge of endangering his ship and crew. On 3rd January 2011 the UK registered fishing vessel…
Coveney Seeks British Support on Mackerel
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today met the UK Fisheries' Minister, Richard Banyon, who was accompanied by the Scottish and Welsh Fisheries' Ministers, Richard Lochhead and Alun Davies. During their discussions, the Ministers reviewed…
Bass Fishing Permit Refusal is Welcomed
Environmentalists have welcomed the decision by the Minister for the Marine to refuse a permit for commercial sea bass fishing in the Celtic Sea, The Irish Times reports. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/fishing/ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1019/1224306074351.html The Friends of the Irish Environment hailed Minister Simon Coveney's…
Wild Salmon Showing Signs of Adapting to Climate Change
New evidence is indicating that wild salmon are adapting to climate change by feeding in colder waters, The Irish Times reports. According to salmon expert Dr Ken Whelan, wild salmon are now diving as far as 800m below the surface…
Crew Rescued from Sinking Fishing Boat off Donegal
The Irish Coastguard has rescued six people from a fishing boat off the north coast of County Donegal this morning. The Irish registered  'Amy Jane' fishing vessel began taking in water about 13 miles off Malin Head this morning and…
Coveney Forges Alliance in France
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD met with his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire in Paris today. Minister Coveney said that for Ireland to secure a successful outcome on both the CAP and CFP negotiations…
Damanaki Promises 'Level Playing Field' in Common Fisheries Policy Review
The European Union's maritime affairs commissioner has promised a "level playing field" during the review of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), The Irish Times reports. http://afloat.ie/port-news/fishing/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Maria Damanaki was in Dublin on Thursday to discuss…
EU Fisheries Commissioner Visits Ireland to Discuss Policy
EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki will visit Ireland this week to discuss reform of the Common Fisheries Policy. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/fishing/ Commissioner Damanaki will speak tomorrow at the Institute of International and European Affairs where she will address…
‘Angelus’ Trawler Also Appears On Pierside Gallery
As reported previously on Afloat.ie the Bridget Carmel (WD-39) which was in a collision with the tanker Ocean Lady off Anglesey on Monday, not only appears occasionally in RTE's Angelus but also as a mural in Wicklow Port, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Low Cost Device Could 'Revolutionise' Commerical Fishing, Say Backers
A new, hi-tech global tracking device that could revolutionise the way the commercial fishing industry operates is to be officially launched following a series of successful trials across the South West of England. Succorfish has worked closely with Seafish to…
Fishing Vessel Detained in Cork
The Irish Times reports that the Naval Service detained a Spanish-registered fishing vessel off the Clare coast in the early hours of Tuesday morning. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0830/breaking14.html http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/navy/ http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/fishing/ The vessel was escorted by the LE Niamh to Castletownbere in Co Cork,…
Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Inspect Illegal Landing of Fish at Rosslare
As a result of ongoing monitoring, control and surveillance by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), a fishing vessel was inspected at sea and detained by the Irish Navy and brought to port. The SFPA identified possible licence and registration infringements…
Hugh's Fish Fight Continues
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to our screens next Monday with an update on his influential 'Fish Fight' campaign to end to the practice of discarding commercially-caught sea fish. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/fishing/ Earlier this year the public were shocked by the newds that half…
Decision on Castlemaine Fishing 'A Matter of Urgency'
A decision on the reopening of Castlemaine Harbour to wild salmon fishing will be made "as a matter of urgency", says the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. The Kerryman reports that the department has confirmed 25 submissions were…
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…

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