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Body recovered in search for Alize skipper Willie Whelan

Body recovered in search for Alize skipper Willie Whelan

A body has been recovered today (January 24) in the search for Alize skipper Willie Whelan, following a massive search and recovery operation off Hook Head. The remains, believed to be those of the skipper, were recovered by Naval divers, following location on Wednesday (January 22) by civilian divers from Hook Sub-Aqua Club at the site of the Alize wreck. With the ILV Granuaile onsite to...

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Ireland’s Oyster Producers Rise to Market Challenges

Ireland’s Oyster Producers Rise to Market Challenges

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, in association with IFA Aquaculture, is hosting a two-day seminar today, February 13th for members of Ireland’s vibrant oyster farming sector, valued at €43million according to the latest (2018) Business...

Marine Notice  No. 07 of 2020: Monk and Megs Survey

Marine Notice No. 07 of 2020: Monk and Megs Survey

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that the first and second leg of the annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS2020) will be carried out from 23rd February to 18th March 2020 to the west, southwest and south coast of Ireland by the...

LAST Dinner Dance at Irish Skipper Expo

LAST Dinner Dance at Irish Skipper Expo

Ireland’s only fishing charity, LAST (Lost At Sea Tragedies) are holding a major fundraising event to coincide with the Irish Skipper Show being held in Limerick on 13th & 14th March 2020, and are appealing to all fishermen and women, boat owners and companies...

Regional

UK Seafood fund seeks ideas for innovation projects up to £250k

UK Seafood fund seeks ideas for innovation projects up to £250k

The second round of applications to the UK Seafood Innovation Fund is now open, boosting innovation for the UK seafood sector. Open from 7 February 2020 until 20 April 2020, the fund is seeking a new tranche of applicants with plans to transform the future landscape...

Europe

KFO says UK Fisheries Bill is a ‘poor man’s Trojan horse’

KFO says UK Fisheries Bill is a ‘poor man’s Trojan horse’

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed its bemusement at the UK Fisheries Bill published today (January 29). The bill, which proposes denying Irish fishermen automatic access to UK waters, would have catastrophic ramifications for the Irish fishing...

International

Danish fishermen unite to say enough is enough

Danish fishermen unite to say enough is enough

Danish fishermen gathered today (January 31) in Aalborg to protest plans to make camera surveillance mandatory for vessels fishing in the Kattegat and against their continued treatment by authorities, reports FiskerForum. Steaming into Limfjord early this morning, a...

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

Industry reminded regulations have not changed as UK leaves EU

Industry reminded regulations have not changed as UK leaves EU

Though the UK may be leaving the EU tomorrow (January 31), fishing rules have not yet changed and the fishing industry will need to adhere to existing regulations until the end of the transition period. With the clock ticking down on the UK's now imminent departure...

Events

Power management solutions from Gems

Power management solutions from Gems

Irish Skipper Expo exhibitor, Gems Ltd, provide turnkey power management solutions for the marine and industrial sectors. The company was set up by George McCormick in 1998 and has grown to become one of the leading Irish suppliers of power systems to the Irish...

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Irish Skipper Expo

13-14 March 2020

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