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Body recovered in search for Alize skipper Willie Whelan

Body recovered in search for Alize skipper Willie Whelan

A body has been recovered today (January 24) in the search for Alize skipper Willie Whelan, following a massive search and recovery operation off Hook Head. The remains, believed to be those of the skipper, were recovered by Naval divers, following location on Wednesday (January 22) by civilian divers from Hook Sub-Aqua Club at the site of the Alize wreck. With the ILV Granuaile onsite to...

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New heights for processors as companies gain SSA standard

New heights for processors as companies gain SSA standard

A major drive to improve standards across the seafood processing sector in Scotland has paid dividends. Nine companies have succeeded in achieving the new Scottish Seafood Association Standard, and of those, six are being assessed for SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier...

Election 2020 Fisheries Promises: Green Party

Election 2020 Fisheries Promises: Green Party

For some people, the sea is not part of the land and the land is not part of the sea. For others, people are not part of the land and they certainly are not part of the sea. Or, at least they should not be. They should only be part of part – maybe half, as suggested...

Regional

New heights for processors as companies gain SSA standard

New heights for processors as companies gain SSA standard

A major drive to improve standards across the seafood processing sector in Scotland has paid dividends. Nine companies have succeeded in achieving the new Scottish Seafood Association Standard, and of those, six are being assessed for SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier...

Europe

Commission’s cod and whiting proposals branded ‘unworkable’

Commission’s cod and whiting proposals branded ‘unworkable’

As fishing representatives and ministers for around Europe travel to Brussels for this year’s quota talks, the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed concern ahead of the annual meeting of the Council of Fisheries Ministers. The KFO believes an...

International

Many new exhibitors sign up to Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

Many new exhibitors sign up to Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

The new-look Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 is shaping-up to be a fantastic event with over 160 companies booked to date. Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and held at the new P & J Live arena in Aberdeen on 15 and 16 May 2020, the impressive...

Research

Spanish shipyard to build Ireland’s new marine research vessel

Spanish shipyard to build Ireland’s new marine research vessel

The Marine Institute announced yesterday (December 18) that a contract has been signed between the Marine Institute and Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon Vigo S.A. for the construction of Ireland’s new state-of-the-art marine research vessel, following the completion...

Notices

Marine Notice No.04 of 2020: ILO188 Manning

Marine Notice No.04 of 2020: ILO188 Manning

Background The  Work in Fishing  Convention,  2007 (C188) was adopted at the 96th session of the International Labour Conference in June 2007. It aims to ensure decent conditions of work in the fishing sector with regard to minimum requirements for work on board...

Events

O’Sullivan’s Marine displaying two boats

O’Sullivan’s Marine displaying two boats

O’Sullivan’s Marine is delighted to be showing off two boats this year at Irish Skipper Expo 2020, along with a large selection of other items including Tohatsu, Suzuki and Yamaha outboards and a host of maritime safety products. All are at very keen prices, with good...

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Irish Skipper Expo

13-14 March 2020

Scottish Skipper Expo

15-16 May

English Skipper Expo

to be confirmed