30th July
Penalty point system for fisheries offences 'not fit for purpose'

Secondary legislation giving effect to an EU regulation covering serious infringements of common fisheries policy rules has been described as ‘not fit for purpose’ by Independent TD, Thomas Pringle.  TDs from across the house have a [ ... ]

Penalty point system for fisheries offences 'not fit for purpose'
IFI publishes timetable for pike and trout policies review
IFI publishes timetable for pike and trout policies review

Inland Fisheries Ireland has published a timetable to review national pike and trout policies and is appointing a Policy Review Group comprising five IFI staff from the R [ ... ]

BIM launches inaugural seafood industry awards
BIM launches inaugural seafood industry awards

The first ‘dedicated’ seafood awards, focussing on skills, sustainability, innovation and competitiveness, will celebrate the best fishermen, fish farmers, pr [ ... ]

Creed commits to independent review of aquaculture licensing
Creed commits to independent review of aquaculture licensing

IFA Aquaculture officers from the fish and shellfish farming sectors have met with the new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to discuss issues [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Creed commits to independent review of aquaculture licensing
Aquaculture plays 'key role' in local employment and economy
Aquaculture in Ireland has ‘bright future’ – conference told
Irish shellfish sector demands sea-change
Creed commits to independent review of aquaculture licensing

IFA Aquaculture officers from the fish and shellfish farming sectors have met with the new Minister  [ ... ]

Aquaculture plays 'key role' in local employment and economy

A report on the sustainable development of Irish aquaculture has been welcomed by the Irish Farmers  [ ... ]

Aquaculture in Ireland has ‘bright future’ – conferenc...

Marine Minister Michael Creed has been urged to ensure “swift and measurable action” to  [ ... ]

Irish shellfish sector demands sea-change

Oyster, mussel and shellfish farmers are set to converge at an IFA Aquaculture conference in Athlone [ ... ]

Fisheries

National Inshore Fisheries Forum consults with Ireland's new fisheries minister
European Court of Justice rules on safety tonnage applications
Penalty point system for fisheries offences 'not fit for purpose'
Fisheries offences penalty point system 'not fit for purpose'
National Inshore Fisheries Forum consults with Ireland's new...

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has met with the six regional chai [ ... ]

European Court of Justice rules on safety tonnage applicatio...

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice has ruled (June 14) to reject an appeal by the  [ ... ]

Penalty point system for fisheries offences 'not fit for pur...

Secondary legislation giving effect to an EU regulation covering serious infringements of common fis [ ... ]

Fisheries offences penalty point system 'not fit for purpose...

Secondary legislation giving effect to an EU regulation covering serious infringements of common fis [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

Irish Lights 1911-1923
Powerboat speed machines test Cobh waters
Election 2016: poor political campaigning on islands could be costly
Titanic Quater to display Mew Island Lighthouse optic
Powerboat speed machines test Cobh waters

Ireland's Team Hibernia and England's Vector Martini clocked up speeds in excess of 1 [ ... ]

Election 2016: poor political campaigning on islan...

In the closing days of Election 2016, Comhdháil Oileáin na hÉireann, the Island [ ... ]

Titanic Quater to display Mew Island Lighthouse op...

Titantic Foundation and the Commissioners of Irish Lights have been awarded a 'first round' pass fro [ ... ]

Book reviews

Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016
'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016
Sea Gastronomy is shortlisted in world's top 3 cookbooks awards
Sea Gastronomy Fish & Shellfish of the North Atlantic
Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016

The bumper 72-page Aquaculture & Seafood Ireland 2016 comprises news, views, reports and pr [ ... ]

'A Taste of the Waterways' 2016

Over 100 of the best places to eat, drink and stay along 1,000km of Ireland's inland waterways, are  [ ... ]

Sea Gastronomy is shortlisted in world's top 3 cookbooks awa...

The World Gourmand Cookbook Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the food industry, is the most prest [ ... ]

Sea Gastronomy Fish & Shellfish of the North Atlantic

At 440 pages and weighing over 2kgs, this is no ordinary book on seafood but an encyclopaedic culina [ ... ]

Environment News

Environment includes wildlife and water protection, Minister told
Ireland faces action for failing to protect SACs
Could fracking for shale gas return to the Irish agenda?
Ireland 'commits' to climate change action
Environment includes wildlife and water protection...

Campaigners in animal costumes and body paint handed in a 14,000 strong petition at Leinster House,  [ ... ]

Ireland faces action for failing to protect SACs

The European Commission has issued a 'Reasoned Opinion' to Ireland for failing to apply appropriate  [ ... ]

Could fracking for shale gas return to the Irish a...

North Yorkshire County Council’s decision in May to approve plans for fracking shale gas ends  [ ... ]

Ireland 'commits' to climate change action

Ireland's Minister for Climate Change, Denis Naughten, has advised the European Commissioner for Cli [ ... ]

Research / Development

Our Ocean Wealth conference 2016
Message in a bottle: the world's oldest at 108 years
Irish young scientists reach Capetown on RV Polarstern
Irish young scientists reach Capetown on board RV Polarstern
Our Ocean Wealth conference 2016

The third annual conference under the banner, 'Our Ocean Wealth' (Galway, July 1), is targeting inte [ ... ]

Message in a bottle: the world's oldest at 108 years

A postcard returned to the Plymouth Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association has been recogni [ ... ]

Irish young scientists reach Capetown on RV Polarstern

German research vessel Polarstern has reached Cape Town, South Africa, following a five-week voyage  [ ... ]

Irish young scientists reach Capetown on board RV Polarstern

German research vessel Polarstern has reached Cape Town, South Africa, following a five-week voyage  [ ... ]

Seafood Business

BIM launches inaugural seafood industry awards
Seafood extravaganza at Seafest 2016
Nigeria is premier 'third country' destination for Irish seafood
Ireland's seafood and aquaculture sectors receive European funding
BIM launches inaugural seafood industry awards

The first ‘dedicated’ seafood awards, focussing on skills, sustainability, innovation an [ ... ]

Seafood extravaganza at Seafest 2016

A two-day interactive showcase of all things seafood takes places in the Big Top on the Docks&n [ ... ]

Nigeria is premier 'third country' destination for...

Over 49,000 tonnes of fish were exported from Ireland to Third (non-EU) countries in 2015 according  [ ... ]

Ireland's seafood and aquaculture sectors receive ...

Fifty-one seafood enterprises under 5 schemes have been awarded €4.3m in grand aid from the Eur [ ... ]

Renewable Energy

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EU Commission letter regarding SUMBAWS report

The December-January issue of Inshore Ireland (Comment, page 3) refers to a letter from the European [ ... ]

SFPA pays tribute to former colleague Pat McGarvey

SFPA Statement The death has been announced of Pat McGarvey who retired from the Sea-fisheries Pr [ ... ]

Interpreting fisheries legislation is not 'one siz...

Francis O'Donnell, IFPO Being the first mover in business normally equates to an economic advantage [ ... ]

Is Freedom of Information really what it says it i...

In our December issue we chronicled IFA Aquaculture’s efforts through Freedom of Information [ ... ]

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