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Supreme Court rules in favour of fishermen in Porcupine case

Supreme Court rules in favour of fishermen in Porcupine case

The Supreme Court today, July 31st, handed down their eagerly awaited decision pertaining to the methodology adopted by the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) in relation to the Porcupine Bank, ruling in favour of an application by two fishermen to have the matter referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The case was originally taken by fishermen Pat Fitzpatrick and Michael...

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UK: Dogger Bank scallop closure extended

UK: Dogger Bank scallop closure extended

Scallop fishing in the North Sea around Dogger Bank will be suspended for a further three weeks until 23:59 on 29 August following preliminary analysis of the state of the shellfish stock. Since the initial four-week closure was brought in on 12 July, sampling by...

Marine Notice 35 of 2020: Updated Brexit Readiness Notices

Marine Notice 35 of 2020: Updated Brexit Readiness Notices

While the United Kingdom exited the European Union on 1 February 2020, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement agreed between the EU and the UK, EU law continues to apply in and to the UK for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020. The UK has since,...

Skerries & Clogherhead RNLI respond to report of vessel on fire

Skerries & Clogherhead RNLI respond to report of vessel on fire

Skerries RNLI and Clogherhead RNLI were tasked on Wednesday night, August 5, following a 999 call to Dublin Coast Guard reporting a possible fire on board a fishing vessel off Laytown beach. Shortly before 11 pm, the volunteer crew from Skerries launched the Atlantic...

Regional

‘Calm before the storm’ for UK fleet: Economic estimates 2019

‘Calm before the storm’ for UK fleet: Economic estimates 2019

Providing a picture of how the fleet was positioned just before the global pandemic hit, the first economic performance estimates for the UK fishing fleet in 2019 have been published today by Seafish. Based on preliminary landings data for 2019 world and the results...

Europe

No convergence in latest Brexit talks

No convergence in latest Brexit talks

As the clock ran down on the "best endeavours" timeline set out in the Withdrawal Agreement for reaching an agreement on fisheries, the latest round of negotiations between the EU and UK aimed at securing a future partnership deal have again broken up without...

International

Markets: Some recovery though export markets remain challenging

Markets: Some recovery though export markets remain challenging

According to Bord Bia’s COVID-19: Impact on Trade Report, published July 24th, there has been some recovery in the foodservice sector in Ireland as a result of the partial lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Performances vary widely, however, between different segments...

Research

Smell of the sea may steer seabirds to their food

Smell of the sea may steer seabirds to their food

Researchers in Ireland have shed some light on how a wide-ranging seabird tracks its prey. They showed how the species known as the Manx Shearwater searches for food in areas of ocean packed with plankton. These microscopic organisms give off a smell the seabirds can...

Notices

Marine Notice 35 of 2020: Updated Brexit Readiness Notices

Marine Notice 35 of 2020: Updated Brexit Readiness Notices

While the United Kingdom exited the European Union on 1 February 2020, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement agreed between the EU and the UK, EU law continues to apply in and to the UK for a transition period ending on 31 December 2020. The UK has since,...

Events

Exhibitor Profiles – Riverdale Mills

Exhibitor Profiles – Riverdale Mills

Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you. You can always find a full listing with contact details of each...

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Irish Skipper Expo

12-13 March 2021

Scottish Skipper Expo

13-14 November 2020

English Skipper Expo

to be confirmed