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“Desperately Poor” Brexit fisheries deal says SFF Chief

“Desperately Poor” Brexit fisheries deal says SFF Chief

Letter from SFF chief executive to Prime Minister SFF chief executive Elspeth Macdonald has today written to the Prime Minister voicing the industry's anger over the mounting financial losses faced by vessels on top of the "desperately poor" Brexit fisheries deal....

Designate More Irish Landing Ports For N.I Boats

Designate More Irish Landing Ports For N.I Boats

    Donegal priest Fr John Joe Duffy, C.C. calls for designation of more Irish Ports, a dedicated junior fisheries minister and reform of the Department of the Marine. Draft New regulations imposed by the Irish Department of Marine and the Government has...

2020 Busy Year For Irish Coast Guard

2020 Busy Year For Irish Coast Guard

In an end of year commentary, the Coast Guard has highlighted, that despite the impact of Covid-19, 2020 has proven to be a relatively busy year. Overall, the Coast Guard coordinated 2643 incidents in comparison with 2490 incidents in 2019.  Activity over February,...

IS&WFPO Reacts to Brexit Deal

IS&WFPO Reacts to Brexit Deal

EU must use same yardstick as it did with UK Zone to rebalance quota in Irish Waters! Patrick Murphy, CEO of the IS&WFPO has given his members reaction to the EU-UK Post Brexit deal announced on Christmas eve. In a statement released to The Skipper he said; The...