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Inshore fishermen call for an end to ‘decades of failure’ on seal issue

Inshore fishermen call for an end to ‘decades of failure’ on seal issue

Inshore fishing representatives have called on the next government to end decades of neglect with respect the issue of seal-fishery interactions – an issue now reaching a crescendo with reports in the national media of fishermen saying they will take matters into their own hands if no action is taken by the State on the implementation of a seal management plan. The call comes following protests...

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Power management solutions from Gems

Power management solutions from Gems

Irish Skipper Expo exhibitor, Gems Ltd, provide turnkey power management solutions for the marine and industrial sectors. The company was set up by George McCormick in 1998 and has grown to become one of the leading Irish suppliers of power systems to the Irish...

The Fishermen and the Seals

The Fishermen and the Seals

The mainstream narrative surrounding seals, fishing and fishermen in Ireland (and further) reminds me of a scene from The Islands and the Whales—the film that looks at Grindadráp, the annual pilot whale hunt carried out by the Faroese—when international ‘visitors’ Pamela Anderson and Sea Shepherd hold a meeting with members of the Faroese community, and tell them that rather than eat whales they should become vegetarian.

Regional

Latest Kingfisher FishSAFE and KIS-ORCA updates released

Latest Kingfisher FishSAFE and KIS-ORCA updates released

The Kingfisher team from Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, has released the latest updates of FishSAFE and KIS-ORCA datasets  – a valuable navigation resource for fishermen. These biannual data releases are produced in conjunction...

Europe

International

Concerns raised over approach to assessing sustainability of stocks

Concerns raised over approach to assessing sustainability of stocks

Serious doubts have been raised about the manner in which the sustainability of fish stocks is assessed. Arbitrary targets for maximum sustainable yield (MSY) are a “political commitment rather than a biological or management necessity”, according to an expert paper...

Research

Explorers Education Programme is loving the ocean on Valentine’s Day

Explorers Education Programme is loving the ocean on Valentine’s Day

Global Action Plan Ireland and the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat club, share their love for the ocean on Valentine’s Day with local primary schools in Ballymun and Dun Laoghaire, Dublin as part of the Marine Institute’s Explorers Education pilot outreach...

Notices

Marine Notice  No. 07 of 2020: Monk and Megs Survey

Marine Notice No. 07 of 2020: Monk and Megs Survey

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that the first and second leg of the annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS2020) will be carried out from 23rd February to 18th March 2020 to the west, southwest and south coast of Ireland by the...

Events

Proteum announces OXE Diesel 300 on sale in UK and Ireland

Proteum announces OXE Diesel 300 on sale in UK and Ireland

OXE Diesel UK & Ireland distributor, Proteum, will announce at the Irish Skipper Expo that it is taking orders for the new OXE Diesel 300, which starts production in May 2020 and becomes the first 300HP diesel outboard available to UK and Ireland commercial marine...

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Irish Skipper Expo

13-14 March 2020

Scottish Skipper Expo

15-16 May

English Skipper Expo

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