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Creed rejects fisheries sector plea for COVID-19 support

Creed rejects fisheries sector plea for COVID-19 support

In rejecting impassioned appeals for specific COVID supports from a beleaguered fishing industry which is fighting for its very survival in the face of the pandemic, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and his officials have effectively turned their back on the sector. This is the view of the four Irish fish producer organisations – the Irish Fish Producers' Organisation (IFPO), the Irish South...

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Irish Vessel Owners on Ireland’s COVID-19 Tie-up Scheme

Irish Vessel Owners on Ireland’s COVID-19 Tie-up Scheme

"It forces us into a race to the bottom" By Lia ní Aodha Judging by the responses from Irish vessel owners to a survey conducted by The Skipper in May about the COVID-19 tie-up scheme for the Irish fleet that, after much heel-dragging from the Department, was...

Offshore Wind Consultation Deadline Extended

Offshore Wind Consultation Deadline Extended

The deadline on the consultation to inform the best model to deliver on the development of offshore wind in Ireland has been extended to 5 pm Wednesday, July 22nd​.​ As reported in the July issue of The Skipper, the consultation, launched by then Minister for...

EU: Women in Fisheries and the new Control Regulation

EU: Women in Fisheries and the new Control Regulation

Women in small-scale fisheries will play a key role in implementing the new EU Fisheries Control system – why is nobody asking them what they think? By Dr Ruth Brennan, TCD The new Fisheries Control Regulation currently before the European Parliament’s PECH Committee...

Regional

Carmichael calls for urgent response after fishing vessel incident

Carmichael calls for urgent response after fishing vessel incident

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, has called for an urgent response from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) following a reported incident between a Spanish owned fishing vessel and a local trawler. Video footage posted on social media showed a Spanish...

Europe

EU tops up fisheries fund by €500 million as part of recovery plan

EU tops up fisheries fund by €500 million as part of recovery plan

Following earlier EU support measures to alleviate the immediate socio-economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the fisheries sector, the European Commission has added €500 million euro to the upcoming 2021-2027 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to...

International

Work begins at Zamakona on new Gitte Henning

Work begins at Zamakona on new Gitte Henning

Zamakona Yards have begun work on the new Gitte Henning AS, with steel cutting for the new vessel starting as scheduled last Friday (May 8th). The new Gitte Henning will have a number of environmentally friendly features, several of them new in pelagic fishing,...

Research

World’s first fully autonomous vessel to cross the Atlantic

World’s first fully autonomous vessel to cross the Atlantic

The Mayflower Autonomous ship is set to become one of the world’s first fully autonomous, unmanned vessels to cross the Atlantic. Led by marine research organisation, ProMare, the project is developing autonomous systems that can later be deployed commercially,...

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Exhibitor Profiles – KK Hydraulics

Exhibitor Profiles – KK Hydraulics

Back in March we had over 145 companies from 14 different countries all booked up to see you at Irish Skipper Expo in Limerick. Over the next few weeks we will focus some of these exhibitors for you. You can always find a full listing with contact details of each...

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Irish Skipper Expo

12-13 March 2021

Scottish Skipper Expo

13-14 November 2020

English Skipper Expo

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