Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, is returning as headline sponsor to the Irish Skipper Expo this year. The trade show event is taking place at the University of Limerick Sport Arena on March 25 and 26.
BIM staff will be on hand to provide information about key supports and services available for industry, including grant opportunities and practical guidance on how to access them.
Live demonstrations of the digitised version of the fisheries management chart will be given at the BIM stand. The chart, formerly available in print version only, features key regulations about quota and technical conservation measures, updated in real-time.
A model display of selective gear will be suspended over the BIM stand while underwater footage taken during recent gear trials with members of the Irish fishing industry plays on screens.
BIM’s Coastal Training Unit will also be on site delivering safety training demonstrations to visitors and helping to raise awareness of the training available to fishers at its two National Fisheries Colleges.
BIM’s participation at this year’s event is supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.