18th October

Marine Notice No. 15 of 2014

 

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Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers

Construction Works at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Cork

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that construction works will commence at Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Cork on or around 30th January 2014, weather permitting.

The works will involve the installation of new piles, pontoons and gangway at Barrack Quay and on the Mainland Quay at the western end adjacent to the slipway. A workboat will be used to move the pontoons and a mobile crane will be operating from the shore to install the piles, pontoons and gangways.

For safety reasons, mariners are requested to proceed slowly and with caution in the approach to the Barrack Quay and the western end of the mainland Quay of the Fishery Harbour Centre and to give the works a wide berth. Wave-wash from vessels should be avoided. These works are expected to be on-going until mid March 2014, weather permitting.

Point system for sea fishing licence holders comes into effect

 

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Statutory Instrument No.3 of 2014, EUROPEAN UNION (COMMON FISHERIES POLICY) (POINT SYSTEM) REGULATIONS 2014

Adopts the requirements of Article 92 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 and Title VII of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 404/2011 of 8 April 2011.The SI came into effect on 20 January 2014.

The EU regulations require member states to have a point system in place for the holders of fishing licences. The system provides that points will be assigned to the licence of a vessel when a serious infringement of the Common Fisheries policy by that vessel is detected.

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Marine Notice No 11 of 2014

 

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Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers

GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY EXTENDING NORTH FROM KILLALA BAY

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that EGS International Ltd. is scheduled to carry out a geophysical cable route survey involving multibeam echo-sounder bathymetry, side-scan sonar, magnetometer and sub-bottom profiling off the Irish coast at Killala Bay heading north to the 12nm limit.

Read more: Marine Notice No 11 of 2014

Commission reaction to EMFF talks

 

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Statement

The European Commission regrets that, despite substantial progress, Parliament and Council could not agree on the few outstanding issues at the trialogue on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, 20/12/13.

The Commission remains committed to facilitate an agreement between the co-legislators that is in line with the key objectives of the Commission's proposal to support the implementation of a reformed Common Fisheries Policy and the further development and implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy. 

Proposed new Inland Fisheries Bill

 

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The Minister of State, Fergus O’Dowd, along with representatives from the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) and Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) recently briefed Oireachtas members on the comprehensive review of all extant fisheries legislation that is currently taking place.

This review is being undertaken with a view to formulating proposals for a new Inland Fisheries Bill. The aim of the proposed new Bill is to ensure that the sector is underpinned by a robust and modern legislative code.

The consultation process began last Spring when stakeholders were invited to submit their views on a range of policy objectives to be included in the new Bill. As part of this process Minister O’Dowd, DCENR and IFI attended a number of well attended public information meeting held throughout the country.

The Minister and officials from DCENR and IFI set out possible proposals that might be contained in the new draft Bill and invited all stakeholders to make submissions as regards proposals they would like to see included.

Read more: Proposed new Inland Fisheries Bill

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