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Two drift nets, measuring 600 yards and 500 yards respectively, were located drifting east of Inishbeg Island and were seized together with two salmon.
Inland Fisheries Ireland has seized 26 untagged salmon in The Glenties area in Donegal and 1,100 yards of illegal salmon drift nets off Inishbeg Island. The seizures were secured last week by Inland Fisheries Ireland’s Fisheries Officers who are based…
A fishing boat in Howth, Co Dublin
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed TD has launched a public consultation on the Inshore Fisheries Strategy, following a proposal made by the National Inshore Fisheries Forum. The consultation process will be open for a seven-week period and is due…
Gasping fish – Inland Fisheries Ireland staff are monitoring waters for any signs of distressed fish in shallow water
Inland Fisheries Ireland is asking anglers and the general public to report any sightings of distressed fish which may be caused by high water temperatures and low water levels. Inland Fisheries Ireland is also asking anglers to voluntarily cease using…
Kyne Welcomes Positive Outcomes From International North Atlantic Salmon Discussions
#Fishing - Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, today (Thursday 21 June) welcomed the positive outcome from the international discussions at the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) annual meeting in Portland, Maine, USA. “Our…
Minister Wants EU Funding For Irish Aquaculture & Seafood Processing
#Seafood - Marine Minister Michael Creed has called for European Maritime & Fisheries Funding (EMFF) for small to medium enterprises in aquaculture and seafood processing to be continued post-2020. Addressing the Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers meeting in Luxembourg…
Lough Foyle’s territory is claimed by both the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland
#Oysters - Unauthorised oysters farms have exploded in number on Lough Foyle amid a continued dispute over its ownership, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. The estuary between the counties of Donegal and Derry remains a point of contention as Brexit…
Razor clams fished in Ireland are big on menus in Spain and China
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed has signed a statutory instrument to increase the minimum conservation reference size for razor clam in the North Irish Sea. This new measure, which was initiated by local fishermen, comes into effect on 1…
Man Convicted of Possession of Large Number of Undersize Oysters
On Tuesday 5th June 2018, a man was convicted by Judge Mary Fahy at Galway District Court for being in possession of 1,425 undersized native oysters (Ostrea edulis), contrary to Bye-Law 628 of 1982. Patrick Cormican, with an address at…
Joe Murrin
Leading fishing industry representative Joey Murrin has died this morning in Killybegs, Co Donegal, at the age of 82. The iconic leader of the Irish Fishing Industry for over three decades. Murrin became the fishermen's champion, known throughout the country…
Sean Kyne TD Minister with responsibility for Inland Fisheries who was in Co. Donegal to launch the first of the State of the Art RIBs pictured with Minister Joe Mc Hugh T.D. and Donegal County Mayor Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle pictured with local Inland Fisheries Ireland crew including Coxswain Cornelius Mc Mullen, Dunfanaghy , Hugh Mooney, Ardara and James Doherty Buncrana pictured at the official launch of the new Inland Fisheries Ireland RIBS at Rathmullan
Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, today officially launched the first of twelve new state-of-the-art RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to be delivered on a phased basis to Inland Fisheries Ireland for use as fisheries protection…
Georgie Stephens (5), garden designer Andrew Christopher Dunne and Louise Stephens (8) are pictured at the Sustainable Seafood Garden supported by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) at this year’s Bloom in the Park
A garden that tells the story of how Irish seafood is being sustainably produced to help protect fish stocks, protect the marine environment and develop and sustain fisheries-dependent coastal communities in Ireland has been announced as the overall winner of…
Marine Minister Responds To EU Proceedings Against Ireland On Fisheries Control
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed noted yesterday’s (Thursday 17 May) issue by the EU Commission of a Letter of Formal Notice as a first step in formal infringement proceedings being taken against Ireland for not implementing the new penalty…
Freshwater pearl mussels Margaritifera margaritifera
#Mussels - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the selection of a project team to run the new Freshwater Pearl Mussel Programme. The programme is one of a number of European Innovation Partnership (EIP) projects being rolled out by the…
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…

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