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RV Tom Crean takes shape with hull of the vessel completed

RV Tom Crean takes shape with hull of the vessel completed

Ireland’s new state-of-the-art multipurpose marine research vessel, the RV Tom Crean, has recently reached a key milestone with the completion of the vessel’s hull. The RV Tom Crean consists of 32 individual hull units expertly assembled to form the hull of the...

The Skipper Are Hiring!

The Skipper Are Hiring!

Job Title: Publishing and Social Media Graphic Designer Job Description: We are looking for a Graphic Designer to create engaging and on-brand layout and graphics for a variety of media such as print, advertising, online, posters and exhibitions. Responsibilities As...

Norwegian Mackerel Quota Row Escalates To Killybegs

Norwegian Mackerel Quota Row Escalates To Killybegs

The Killybegs Fisherman's Organisation (KFO) and the Irish Fish Producers & Exporters Association (IFPEA) have both responded to calls by Donegal fishermen for the cancelling of the proposed landing of Mackerel by two Norwegian vessels in Killybegs tomorrow. The...

Regional

Call for skippers to download and use a free hazard alert app

Call for skippers to download and use a free hazard alert app

More than 70,000 hazard alerts have been issued by the Kingfisher Bulletin website and app in its first year   Skippers are being urged to download and use an app designed to alert them to hazards at sea and offshore activities.   The Kingfisher Bulletin...

Europe

EU €6.1 billion EMFAF Fund gets approval

EU €6.1 billion EMFAF Fund gets approval

The EU Parliament has adopted the 2021-2027 fisheries and aquaculture fund to support the blue economy, protect biodiversity and promote international ocean governance. The new European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), adopted on Tuesday, encourages...

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Cross Table Talks are the Way Forward

Cross Table Talks are the Way Forward

As Ireland moves towards reducing CO2 emissions by 51% by 2030 and Net-Zero emissions by 2050, fishermen are finding themselves under increasing pressure from offshore wind developments.  Open, honest and early discussions are crucial to learning how both industries...

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Safety News

Calling for Help

Calling for Help

Frankie Horne RNLI Fishing Safety Manager Fishermen all over the UK and Ireland have an unwritten rule to help each other in times of need or distress. They tend only to call for help from others as a last resort. I am sure this will continue for years to come....

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