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Ireland

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

Fishermen call for a freeze on offshore wind development

Fishermen call for a freeze on offshore wind development

A meeting held in the European Parliament on Wednesday, January 22 discussing the possibilities for co-existence between fisheries and offshore wind heard EU fishermen call for a freeze on the development of offshore wind capacity. The meeting ‘Can Fisheries and...

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...