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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…
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…

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