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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…
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…

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