27th March
Anomaly surrounds Landing Obligation enforceable since January 1, 2015

From January 1, 2015, fishermen in certain parts of the EU targeting pelagic and industrial species, and salmon and cod fisheries in the Baltic, must land the fish they catch. But all catches of undersized fish, over quota or in excess of catch composition rules, must continue to be returned to the sea, the EU Commission has declared. Pelagic fisheries in international waters are also subject to the Landing Obligation with the exception of fisheries in non-EU waters where there is a legal obligation to discard in an international agreement (e.g. ICCAT rules relating to Bluefin tuna) and fisheries in the waters of third-countries where the law of the third-country applies. The practice of ‘slipping’ at sea. The net is never taken from the water – it is simply opened to release the fish, the majority of which are already dead. These fish are not accounted for and the extent of the damage is not known Sean O’Donoghue, CEO of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation which represents the majority of Ireland’s pelagic fleet, believes the Landing Obligation creates an “immediate anomaly as it runs in direct contravention of existing regulations – in particular Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98, or the Technical Conversation Measures regulation.”

Anomaly surrounds Landing Obligation enforceable since January 1, 2015
Creedon's Wild Atlantic Way needs your help
Creedon's Wild Atlantic Way needs your help

The Wild Atlantic Way, the magnificent West Coast of Ireland - is it the ‘land of your heart’s desire,, as described by William Butler Yeats? John Creedon is [ ... ]

April seafood cookery workshop
April seafood cookery workshop

BIM is hosting a seafood cookery workshop on Tuesday April 14 at its headquarters in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. BIM's product development chef, Derrick Rose, who [ ... ]

Inshore Ireland uncovers SUMBAWS through FOI
Inshore Ireland uncovers SUMBAWS through FOI

In October 2014, Inshore Ireland requested a copy of the ten-year-old SUMBAWS (Sustainable management of interactions between aquaculture and wild salmonid fish) report f [ ... ]

€17.8m capital investment for Ireland's coastal infrastructure
€17.8m capital investment for Ireland's coastal infrastructure

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced a €17.8m Capital Investment Package for ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly-o [ ... ]

Aquaculture

Inshore Ireland uncovers SUMBAWS through FOI
Marine Harvest Ireland obtains global environmental standard
Winter algal blooms threaten south-west shellfish sector
'Slow Food' celebrities break link to farmed salmon boycott
Inshore Ireland uncovers SUMBAWS through FOI

In October 2014, Inshore Ireland requested a copy of the ten-year-old SUMBAWS (Sustainable managemen [ ... ]

Marine Harvest Ireland obtains global environmental standard

Marine Harvest Ireland - the first salmon farm worldwide to achieve organic certification - has been [ ... ]

Winter algal blooms threaten south-west shellfish sector

A severe crisis is threatening the mussel production sector from Castlemaine to Dunmanus Bay as a re [ ... ]

'Slow Food' celebrities break link to farmed salmon boycott

Two prominent members of the Slow Food Ireland movement have distanced themselves from a call by env [ ... ]

Fisheries

€17.8m capital investment for Ireland's coastal infrastructure
Anomaly surrounds Landing Obligation enforceable since January 1, 2015
Health and safety guidelines for the fishing industry
Irish fishing industry snapshot on 2015
€17.8m capital investment for Ireland's coastal infrastruc...

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced a €17.8m Capital In [ ... ]

Anomaly surrounds Landing Obligation enforceable since Janua...

From January 1, 2015, fishermen in certain parts of the EU targeting pelagic and industrial species, [ ... ]

Health and safety guidelines for the fishing industry

Fishermen are 40 times more likely to be killed while at work compared to the general working popula [ ... ]

Irish fishing industry snapshot on 2015

    Christmas note to members of the Irish Fish Producers Organisation Dear Members,  [ ... ]

Coastal / Island News

Ireland’s environment minister is urged to reverse potential death knell of offshore islands
Urban beach at Dún Laoghaire gets green light
Traditional seaweed harvesters fear introdution of compulsory licensing
TDS urged to particate in Coastwatch Survey 2014
Ireland’s environment minister is urged to rever...

Islanders on nine non – Gaeltacht islands set to be affected by the termination of core funding of [ ... ]

Urban beach at Dún Laoghaire gets green light

A €2.5m controversial plan to build an 'urban beach'and outdoor swimming pool at Dún Laoghaire, C [ ... ]

Traditional seaweed harvesters fear introdution of...

Údarás na Gaeltachta’s decison in March to sell its shares in seaweed processor Arramara Teorant [ ... ]

TDS urged to particate in Coastwatch Survey 2014

Coastwatch Europe's international coordinator, Karin Dubsky, is asking elected representatives to pa [ ... ]

Book reviews

The Limerick Flood of 2014
Shackleton - By Endurance we Conquer
Where to eat and stay on the Wild Atlantic Way
The Island Imagined by the Sea A History of Bull Island
The Limerick Flood of 2014

A gripping exposé of disorganisation and unpreparedness when climate change hit Limerick. I [ ... ]

Shackleton - By Endurance we Conquer

Cian Gallagher Author Michael Smith'slifetime of knowledge and reading on Antarctic exploration,  [ ... ]

Where to eat and stay on the Wild Atlantic Way

If the idea of a culinary road trip has your mouth watering, travelling the 2,500km along the Wild A [ ... ]

The Island Imagined by the Sea A History of Bull Island

Lily O'Toole At the time of reviewing this book by Kieran McNally, Ireland was blessed with gloriou [ ... ]

Environment News

Ireland criticised for insufficient climate policy
Budget 2015: environmental bodies 'cautiously' welcome marine measures
Merger of State agencies EPA and RPII
Economic assessment underway of 'Irish environment' produce
Ireland criticised for insufficient climate policy

Ireland is failing to address climate change and is likely to miss its EU 2020 target 'by a wide mar [ ... ]

Budget 2015: environmental bodies 'cautiously' wel...

Cautiously welcoming the marine measures of Budget 2015 (see below), the Environmental Pillar warns  [ ... ]

Merger of State agencies EPA and RPII

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII [ ... ]

Economic assessment underway of 'Irish environment...

A National Capital Forum will be establsihed 'to advance a comprehensive economic assessme [ ... ]

Research / Development

Beaufort on course for summer opening
 Horizon 2020 funding goes to Irish marine researchers
Robots navigate underwater obstacle course
Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential
Beaufort on course for summer opening

The 'topping out' ceremony marking a construction milestone of the Beaufort Centre in Ringaskiddy, C [ ... ]

Horizon 2020 funding goes to Irish marine researchers

Irish marine researchers have won €5.5m in the latest EU Horizon 2020 competitive funding for ‘b [ ... ]

Robots navigate underwater obstacle course

A one-day course to design, build and test underwater robots attracted students from Cork Institute  [ ... ]

Cabinet recognition of Ireland’s marine resource potential

& Gery Flynn Government commitment to develop Ireland’s marine resource was underpinned by th [ ... ]

Seafood Business

Bio-marine Ireland Ltd gets green light for €40m project
Investment package for Irish seafood companies
Record high growth in seafood exports to existing and emerging markets
 East coast fishmonger scoops top prize in seafood competition
Bio-marine Ireland Ltd gets green light for €40m...

Donegal County Council has granted initial planning permission for the construction of a €40m,  [ ... ]

Investment package for Irish seafood companies

Eighteen Irish seafood companies have been awarded €2.7 million in grant-aid under the 2015 Sea [ ... ]

Record high growth in seafood exports to existing ...

Export figures launched by Bord Bia for 2014 reflect a 4% increase, reaching a record high of almost [ ... ]

East coast fishmonger scoops top prize in seafood...

Gerard Collier, Fishermen’s Catch, Clogherhead, Co Louth, was today (24/11) awarded the title of B [ ... ]

Renewable Energy

Dublin conference attracts international ocean energy experts
Political vision and funding the way forward says ocean energy expert
Conference looks to technology to get more from marine resources
Dublin conference attracts international ocean ene...

The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) 2012 - the largest of its type in the world whic [ ... ]

Political vision and funding the way forward says ...

Andrew Parish has over 20 years experience in a variety of areas including energy, environment, inno [ ... ]

Conference looks to technology to get more from ma...

Businesses and researchers developing technology solutions for the marine sector will have greater o [ ... ]

Marine biomass to play major role in supplementing...

Declan Hanniffy, Research Coordinator, OceanFuel Ltd Today around 90% of the world’s energy consu [ ... ]

Your View / Comment

Is Freedom of Information really what it says it is?
Why is a publicly-funded document not available in Ireland?
Highest level recognition of marine resource potential
Pontoons and harbour walls, and the joys of sharing
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Why is a publicly-funded document not available in...

Our lead story outlines the frustration experienced by a representative of an aquaculture producer [ ... ]

Highest level recognition of marine resource poten...

When it was launched in July 2012 the Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth strategy was broadly welcomed th [ ... ]

Pontoons and harbour walls, and the joys of sharin...

Norman Kean In the last two editions of Inshore Ireland, I’ve written of marinas and visitors’  [ ... ]

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