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Alize wreck profiled as search for missing skipper continues

Alize wreck profiled as search for missing skipper continues

Naval divers remained onsite today (January 10) profiling the wreck of the Alize, as the search for missing skipper Willie Whelan off Hook Head continued. The Naval Service Dive Section (NSDS) have been onsite since Tuesday (January 7) conducting an underwater search and a profiling of the wreck and wreck site some ten nautical miles southwest of Hook Head. It is understood the wreck is lying at...

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Election 2020 Fisheries Promises: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Election 2020 Fisheries Promises: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

Ask a fisherman or woman what they think about Fine Gael’s track record on fisheries and they’ll probably tell you it’s not been great. Ask them about Fianna Fáil’s and you’ll likely get the same answer. Though fisheries haven’t featured highly in the discussion thus...

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...

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 proposed TACs for 2020

Commission’s proposed TACs for 2020

Ahead of the 16-17 December Council meeting on Fisheries, the Commission has adopted its proposal for fishing opportunities in 2020 for 72 stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea: for 32 stocks the fishing quota is either increased or remains the same; for 40 stocks...

International

€11.5 million Blue whiting agreed for Irish Fishermen

€11.5 million Blue whiting agreed for Irish Fishermen

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD today welcomed the agreement reached in London between the European Union, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland regarding the Blue Whiting fishery for 2020. The Minister said that “This agreement provides...

Research

Minister receives 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book

Minister receives 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., last week received the 2019 Marine Institute Annual Stock Book. The Stock Book, which is one of the principal annual publications of the Institute, provides scientific advice on commercially...

Notices

Marine Notice No.03 of 2020: ILO188 Working Hours

Marine Notice No.03 of 2020: ILO188 Working Hours

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...

Events

Irish Skipper Expo 2020 – more exhibiting companies than ever!

Irish Skipper Expo 2020 – more exhibiting companies than ever!

With over 130 exhibitors from 14 different countries, Irish Skipper Expo 2020 will be biggest and best show yet in the series, providing a comprehensive showcase of equipment and service providers for the commercial fishing industry. Sponsored by Irish seafood...

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Irish Skipper Expo

13-14 March 2020

Scottish Skipper Expo

15-16 May

English Skipper Expo

to be confirmed