29th May
Seafood industry urged to embrace ambition and innovation

Ireland's seafood industry could be generating €2 billion a year in total revenues and supporting up to 11,000 jobs by 2025 - but only if it develops critical mass and scale; implements innovation and succeeds in attracting new talent, a conference of seafood leaders and investors heard recently. Addressing the BIM-organised Leadership and Scale conference, Eddie Power of Green Isle Foods said that such optimistic predictions were "realistic and achievable. All that's necessary is amibition and the will to do it." Donal Buckley, BIM; Vincent Carton, Manor Farm Poultry; David McWilliams, event chairman and Eddie Power, Green Isle Foods Full story see June/July issue from May 30

Seafood industry urged to embrace ambition and innovation
National management plan for razor clams
National management plan for razor clams

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Works at Dunmore East Harbour to attract larger fishing vessels
Works at Dunmore East Harbour to attract larger fishing vessels

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HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Marine Institute
HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Marine Institute

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Your View / Comment

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