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Saving Seafood and Harnessing our Ocean Wealth

Saving Seafood and Harnessing our Ocean Wealth

A Submission to Government by the Irish South & West Fish Producers’ Organisation The Irish South & West Fish Producers Organisation  and Octavian Consulting have compiled a submission to Government on a strategy for action and investment in Ireland’s Seafood...

Irish fleet land 26% less fish value in 2020

Irish fleet land 26% less fish value in 2020

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) have launched their economic assessment of the Irish fishing industry for 2020 The estimated value of the Irish seafood industry in 2020 was €1.1 Billion, down 18%, mainly due to a fall in sales in foodservice, however this was somewhat...

No fatalities four years in a row

No fatalities four years in a row

No Icelander lost his or her life at sea in 2020. This is the fourth year in a row with no fatalities occurring in the Icelandic fleet and the seventh year since the turn of the century. Accidents at sea reported to the Icelandic Health Insurance have also decreased...

Happy Birthday Buoys

Happy Birthday Buoys

Today on World Meteorological Day, the Irish Marine Institute and Ireland's National Meteorological Service, Met Éireann, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Irish Marine Data Buoy Observation Network. The theme of this year's World Meteorological Day is 'The...

New EU Fisheries Control System Approved

New EU Fisheries Control System Approved

The EU Parliament adopted today its negotiating position on the new Fisheries Control system, which will reform the rules that have governed EU fishing activities since 2010. By 401 votes in favour, 247 against and 47 abstentions, MEPs agreed to use new technologies...