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First time Irish Skipper Expo exhibitors, the National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) and the National Inshore Fishermen’s Organisation (NIFO) will be on stand 106.

Established around two years ago and growing in size steadily since then, these relatively new, dedicated, Inshore fishing representative groups are actively growing their membership.

Full membership is open to owners of fishing vessels of less than 18 metres in length, with honorary membership available to others involved in inshore fishing. NIFA and NIFO say they are really excited about this Expo, as they feel it presents an opportunity for them to set out their stall to the wider inshore sector and for inshore operators to find out what the groups are about and also about the benefits of membership.

Already representing well in excess of 100 inshore vessels, having a stand at the Expo also gives existing members an opportunity to meet up with both the board directors and each other.