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Minister Creed today [3rd May] met his French counterpart Stephane Travert, in Paris. Pictured along with Ministers Creed and Travert (centre) are Patricia O'Brien (left), Irish Ambassador to France, Catherine Geslain-LanÈele, Director General in Ministry for Agriculture, France and Aidan O'Driscoll, Secretary General, DAFM
Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD, this morning (Thursday) met with his French counterpart, Stephane Travert, in Paris. This is the fifth in a series of bilateral meetings being conducted by the Minister with EU counterparts on…
Marine Minister Michael Creed
Marine Minister Michael Creed announced today that he has taken steps to address a complaint made by the Byrne family regarding the application made by Ms Winifred Byrne to the Lost as Sea Scheme in 2003. Minister Creed said: “I…
Public Consultation on Trawling Activity Inside the Six Nautical Mile Zone
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed today launched a public consultation on trawling within the 6 nautical mile coastal zone. This consultation is taking place after a number of concerns were raised by stakeholders regarding the…
According to New Economics Foundation (NEF), Ireland is one of the worst EU states regarding overfishing in the Atlantic
#Fishing - Calls from over 175,000 EU citizens to demand an end to overfishing and protection of European waters took place as EU environment ministers gathered in Bulgaria last week. As the Green News reports, Environmental NGOs, Our Fish, Seas…
Permit Scheme For Migrant Fishermen ‘Not Fit For Purpose’ Says Union
#Fishing - Rules introduced to regularise migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry are still not working, according to the Irish branch of the International Transport Workers' Federation. As RTÉ News reports, ITF Irish co-ordinator Ken Fleming said the Atypical…
IAMS 2018 is being carried out from the RV Celtic Explorer
#MarineNotice - The Marine Institute’s annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS) for 2018 is scheduled to resume today, Tuesday 10 April. After January's survey off the West and South Coasts, this month's survey will be carried out till Saturday…
New Report Says Ireland ‘Tops League Table’ For Fishing Quotas Against Scientific Advice
#Fishing - A new study points at Ireland has one of Europe’s worst offenders for overfishing, as The Irish Times reports. The study from the New Economics Foundation was based on the outcomes of EU fisheries negotiations, evaluating total allowable…
Putting a spin on it - a new twist in the ancient interaction between horses and the sea has been revealed in rumours of negotiations affecting the Irish bloodstock and fishing industries
Following the outstanding success of the Irish contingent at the recent Cheltenham horse-racing festival, Afloat.ie understands that ongoing exploratory international talks have been stepped up to ensure that existing access is maintained and developed to countries where our thriving bloodstock…
Shellfish Stock Review Warns Over ‘Unexpected Changes’ In Some Species Numbers
Shellfish landings — particularly brown crab and whelk — saw a significant boom in 2016 compared to previous years, with a value of €56 million to the economy. But species such as lobster and periwinkle saw “unexpected changes in volumes”…
Northern Ireland Fisheries Patrol Vessel (FPV) when under the name of Banríon Uladh which was changed to Queen of Ulster.
#Fisheries - The Irish News writes that a former DUP minister was told by officials of her department’s obligation to recognise Irish and Ulster-Scots months after she claimed it had adopted “single language policy”. Details emerged after the Department of…
The 13th NIFF meeting took place on Thursday 22 February
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed hosted the 13th meeting of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF) yesterday, Thursday 22 February. The Inshore Fisheries Forum structures, which include NIFF and six Regional Inshore Fisheries Forums (RIFFs), were established in 2014…
Project To Tackle ‘Ghost Fishing’ Scourge Coming To Ireland This Summer
#Fishing - Marine wildlife worldwide continues to fall victim to ‘ghost fishing’, trapped in lost or abandoned fishing gear. The situation prompted a group of experienced divers, who often come across discarded nets and other debris, to form the Ghost…
Trawler fleet moored at Ros a Mhil in Connemara.
#Fishing - Funding for a new slipway has been allocated for the harbour at Ros a Mhil in Connemara. According to Galway Bay FM, it’s part of a 27.9 million euro fund for 2018 Capital projects at Ireland’s six fishery harbour…
The pilot boat, like this one, was set alight and sunk in the early hours of Saturday 27 January
#LoughNeagh - The PSNI is investigating an alleged attack on three men as they recovered a destroyed fishing patrol boat from Lough Neagh last week, according to BelfastLive. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the patrol vessel belonging to the Lough…
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…

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