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19 Companies To Benefit From New Seafood Grant Awards
#Seafood - Marine Minister Michael Creed has announced the award of a further €1,324,040 in grants to 19 seafood enterprises in nine different counties under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grant…
Ministers Michael Creed and Zhi Shuping shake on the new export agreement for Ireland’s agri-food sector in the Chinese market
#SeafoodExports - Food and Marine Minister Michael Creed and his Chinese counterpart have agreed an export certificate which will permit the resumption of live crab exports to the critically important Chinese market. The Irish seafood sector has been extremely anxious…
Fifth Of Irish Fishing Fleet Found With Undocumented Workers Says WRC Report
#Fishing - Migrant fishermen’s allegations of continued exploitation within the Irish fishing industry have been supported new figures that claim more than a fifth of the fleet employed undocumented workers last year. That’s according to Fora, which cites figures from…
The RV Celtic Explorer will carry out this year’s groundfish survey off Donegal from 8-17 April
#Fishing - The Marine Institute will begin the annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS 2017) off the North and North West Coasts from tomorrow (Saturday 8 June). The 10-day operation, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) obligations,…
An eel caught at Lough Muckno in Co Monaghan
#Fishing - Local eel fishermen were celebrated recently at an information day hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland in Athlone. The fishermen, who are involved in IFI’s Scientific Eel Fisheries in different parts of the country, attended the event which aimed…
Marine Minister Meets Three EU Member States In 48-Hour Brexit Consultation
#Brexit - Marine Minister Michael Creed will take his St Patrick's Day duties as an opportunity to extend his engagement with key EU member states on Brexit over the coming days. Following recent formal meetings with his Spanish, Estonian and…
Irish & Spanish Fisheries Ministers Discuss ‘Common Concerns’ Over Brexit in Brussels
#Fishing - Marine Minister Michael Creed’s meeting with his Spanish counterpart in Brussels yesterday (Monday 6 March) was “a very useful opportunity to identify common concerns” regarding the impact of Brexit on Europe’s fisheries. Commenting on his discussion with Spain’s…
Over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. today announced the award of over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grants…
Atlantic salmon are moving further north and away from Ireland as sea temperatures rise, according to researchers
#Fishing - Ireland’s stocks of Atlantic wild salmon are in a “serious position” due to the failure of the driftnet fishing ban to stem their decline. That was the grave message from the annual Salmon Watch Ireland conference in Galway…
Galway Man Convicted of Poaching Offence
At a sitting of Galway and District Court on the 7th of February 2017, Judge Mary Fahy convicted Mr. Gerry Farragher of Rinnaharney, Annaghdown, Co. Galway, for the illegal use of a net to catch salmon, in breach of Section…
Migrant Fishermen Claim Continued Abuse On Irish Trawlers, Says Senator
#Fishing - Rules introduced to regularise migrant workers in the Irish fishing industry are not working, according to a Labour senator. Addressing the Seanad last Wednesday (8 February), Senator Ged Nash called on the Government to replace the scheme launched…
Fishing for Litter is a project aimed at reducing litter in the sea, by engaging the commercial fishing communities of Northern Ireland. The project began with Ardglass Harbour (above) and is been rolled out to include Warrenpoint this Spring.
#FishingForLitter - Fishing is one of the most tried and tested industries people have ever invented as we have been fishing for thousands of years. The way fish are caught has been transformed many times, but the core ideas remain.…
The RV Celtic Explorer will carry out this year’s groundfish survey between 14 February and 17 March
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises that the Marine Institute is carrying out its annual Irish anglerfish and megrim survey (IAMS 2017) in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations…
Speakers at the seafood sectoral gialogue on Brexit: Patrick Murphy; Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy; Marine Minister Michael Creed; Sean O’Donohue of the Killybegs Fishermans' Association, Lorcán Ó Cinnéide of the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association; and Dr Cecil Beamish of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
#Brexit - Marine Minister Michael Creed yesterday (Wednesday 1 February) hosted a sectoral dialogue focused on the seafood sector and the potential impacts it could face from Brexit. Opening the dialogue, Minister Creed highlighted the importance of ensuring that the…
Irish Fishing Industry Wants Clarity Over Brexit
#Brexit - Concern is spreading across Ireland’s fishing industry over the impact of Brexit on Irish fishing grounds and markets, as The Irish Times reports. The potential impact of fishing vessels from elsewhere in the EU that might be expelled…
Pictured were Dr Willie Roche, Senior Research Officer at Inland Fisheries Ireland, Minister Sean Kyne T.D. and Dr Cathal Gallagher, Head of Research at Inland Fisheries Ireland at the launch of the Celtic Sea Trout Project.
Inland Fisheries Ireland has published a new report called The Celtic Sea Trout Project (CSTP) which addresses significant knowledge gaps around sea trout. This migratory trout has a significant fisheries value however some sea trout fisheries in parts of Ireland…

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