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Despite best efforts of fishermen, challenges ahead says IS&WFPO

Despite best efforts of fishermen, challenges ahead says IS&WFPO

The Irish South and West Fish Producer’s Organisation (IS&WFPO) have released a statement prior to next week’s Council meeting in Brussels, December 16-17, highlighting the potential policy-made challenges ahead for the sector. The IS&WFPO states: “The ICES Advice that has been circulated and that we have consulted on, could see CUTS to many stocks and these cuts will have an enormous...

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NEW WEIGHING CONTROLS FOR PELAGIC FISHERIES

NEW WEIGHING CONTROLS FOR PELAGIC FISHERIES

The SFPA has confirmed a percentage of all catches of pelagic species landed in the State will be weighed upon landing from the start of the 2020 spring pelagic fisheries. The measure arises from the recommendations of an audit conducted by the European Commission in...

Regional

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation to sponsor Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

Scottish Fishermen’s Federation to sponsor Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) will once again be sponsoring the Scottish Skipper Expo, which will be held on 15 and 16 May 2020 at the new state-of-the-art P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen. The SFF has been a long-standing supporter of the expo,...

Europe

Commission’s proposed TACs for 2020

Commission’s proposed TACs for 2020

Ahead of the 16-17 December Council meeting on Fisheries, the Commission has adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities in 2020 for 72 stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea: for 32 stocks the fishing quota is either increased or remains the same; for 40 stocks...

International

€11.5 million Blue whiting agreed for Irish Fishermen

€11.5 million Blue whiting agreed for Irish Fishermen

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD today welcomed the agreement reached in London between the European Union, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland regarding the Blue Whiting fishery for 2020. The Minister said that “This agreement provides...

Research

Minister receives 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book

Minister receives 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., last week received the 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book. The Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, provides scientific advice on commercially...

Notices

Marine Notice No. 50 of 2019: NW Herring Survey

Marine Notice No. 50 of 2019: NW Herring Survey

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that The Marine Institute’s Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS) department will undertake a survey of herring in 6.a.S/7.b from 1st to the 10th of December 2019. This survey is the fourth in a...

Events

Bespoke insurance packages from CHD Insurances

Bespoke insurance packages from CHD Insurances

Cavanagh Hooper Dolan (CHD) Insurances Ltd are delighted to sponsor Irish Skipper Expo 2020. During their 76 years in business, they have developed bespoke insurance packages to cater for their clients’ needs and provide a 24/7/365 claims service to their marine...

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Irish Skipper Expo

13-14 March 2020

Scottish Skipper Expo

15-16 May

English Skipper Expo

to be confirmed