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Dutch Want Certainty For Post-Brexit Fishing Policy
#Fishing - The Netherlands has demanded certainty for Europe’s fishing industry after the UK’s withdrawal from the Common Fisheries Policy, as The Guardian reports. Dutch fisheries minister Carola Schouten called on UK environment secretary Michael Gove to provide a formal…
Public Consultations Conservation Proposals For Razor Clams In North Irish Sea & Brown Crab
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced that following proposals made by the National Inshore Fisheries Forum, two public consultations will be held on conservation measures for razor clams in the North Irish Sea and brown crab in Irish…
The pilot boat, like this one, was set alight and sunk just two weeks after delivery
#Fishing - “An attack on fishermen” is how the Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-operative described the the loss of their new fishing patrol boat by arson, as BelfastLive reports. The pilot boat was delivered to the co-op only two weeks before…
The RV Celtic Explorer will carry out the survey between 19 February and 19 March
#IAMS2018 - The annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey for 2018 (IAMS 2018) will be carried out between Monday 19 February and Monday 19 March off the West, Southwest and South Coasts of Ireland, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries…
Christmas Bonus In Rewards For Reporting Tagged Irish Sea Cod
#Fishing - Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute reminds that the rewards for reporting tagged Irish Sea cod have been increased. Earlier this year it was reported that the project would award €25 for every cod captured with a red…
Fishing boats in Howth and elsewhere on the East Coast will be boosted by significant increases in quotas for cod and haddock in the Irish Sea
#Fishing - Following two days of intensive negotiations at the EU Fisheries Council which ended at 7.30am this morning (Wednesday 13 December), Marine Minster Michael Creed secured a total package of fish quotas worth €266 million for Irish fishermen for…
Northern Ireland’s fishery marine research vessel, R.V. Corystes seen in Belfast Lough. The 53m ship also undertakes fishery eco-system management as required by the EU Commission, is currently in Cork Dockyard for dry-docking. On occasions, the 1,280grt ship has during surveys docked in Dublin Port, where an opportunity arose to visit on board took place in the mid-2000’s when berthed at Sir John Rogersons Quay, close to the capital’s centre.
#FishingBrexit - Northern Ireland’s fishery and marine science research vessel RV Corystes (1988/1,280grt) is an unusual caller to Cork Dockyard having arrived mid-month from the ship’s homeport of Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. The UK flagged RV Corystes has been monitored…
Marine Minister Michael Creed with Marine Institute chief executive Peter Heffernan, chairman John Killeen and Paul Connolly, director of fisheries ecosystems advisory services, at the presentation of the annual Stock Book for 2017
#Fishing - Marine Minister today (Tuesday 28 November) received the Marine Institute’s annual Stock Book for 2017. The Stock Book, one of the principal annual publications of the Marine Institute, provides the latest impartial scientific advice on commercially exploited fish…
Donegal school takes first place in the national ‘Something Fishy’ Competition 2017
Gartan National School of Churchill, Letterkenny, County Donegal, has been named the winner of 2017 national ‘Something Fishy’ competition. The students were presented with the National ‘Something Fishy’ perpetual trophy and a money prize for the class by Joe MC…
Concerns Over Legalisation Of ‘Pulse Fishing’ In EU Waters
#Fishing - "The marine equivalent of fracking" is how one Irish MEP has described the practice of ‘pulse fishing’ recently greenly by the European Parliament’s fisheries committee. As TheJournal.ie reports, pulse fishing is a largely untested method of fishing that…
The trawler Christian M was detained in Castletownbere last week after marine inspectors found a number of outstanding issues
#Fishing - A UK-registered fishing boat detained in West Cork last week had to be fumigated twice to remove an infestation of cockroaches. And according to the Irish Examiner, the Indonesian crew of the trawler Christian M have now walked…
Killybegs Harbour
#MarineNotice - The Marine Engineering Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is undertaking dredging works at Smooth Point in Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre from this month till March 2018. Plant on site shall include the backhoe…
Deadline Approaching For 2018 Oyster Dredge Licences
#Fishing - Fishermen wishing to apply for oyster dredge licences for the 2018 season must submit a completed official form to the relevant River Basin District Office before noon on Friday 24 November. This process became necessary due to the…
Map of the approximate haul locations in this year’s Irish Groundfish Survey off the South and West Coasts
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute advises that the annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2017) is being carried out off the South and West coasts of Ireland till Saturday 9 December in fulfilment of Ireland's Common Fisheries Policy obligations. The IGFS is…
Meetings On Changes To National At-Sea Catch Sampling Programme Next Weekend
#Fishing - All interested vessel owners, skippers, crew and fishing industry professionals are invited to attend a series of nationwide meetings on the National At-Sea Catch Sampling Programme. Emerald Marine, on behalf of the Marine Institute, will be hosting a…
EU fisheries
MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has said that the Parliament's Fisheries Committee has confirmed it will visit Cork in 2018 on a fact-finding mission, most likely in the second half…
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