Celtic Voyager explores lost landscapes of the Irish Sea for “Europe’s Lost Frontiers” project with IT Sligo and UCC
An Irish research team from the Institute of Technology Sligo and University College Cork joined "Europe's Lost Frontiers" project to explore the extensive submerged landscapes in the Irish Sea aboard the Marine Institute's Celtic Voyager research vessel.
PODCAST: BIM CEO AND MINISTER FOR THE MARINE SAY THE SEAFOOD SECTOR IS VITAL TO IRELAND’S ECONOMY
The Chief Executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara and the Minister for the Marine have both stressed the value of the seafood sector to Ireland’s economy. It should not be underestimated, according to BIM CEO Jim O’Toole. Marine Minister Michael Creed said that the importance of the seafood sector to the Irish economy was clearly demonstrated because it employs 14,000 people directly and indirectly. According to both, the country’s seafood industry is thriving.
PODCAST: INSPECTION OF FOREIGN VESSELS IS MEANINGLESS – ONUS ON SFPA
The Chief Executive of the Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation says that there should be a “legal onus” on the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority to ensure that non-Irish vessels landing into Irish ports have a quota, how much it is and what it is for.
Will There Be New Fishing Restrictions Inside Six Miles?
Department of the Marine officials are working on proposals to introduce restrictions on fishing within the 6-mile limit. There is some difference within the Department about whether such restrictions could or should be imposed because of predicted resistance in the fishing industry, the economic impact on pelagic and polyvalent boats above 12 metres and the political fall-out for the Government in coastal regions.
Two Hundred Coast Guard Volunteers Apply to Trade Union for Help
Two hundred Coast Guard volunteers from units at various parts of the Irish coastline have applied to the Communication Workers’ Union for membership. This is the latest development in the on-going personnel difficulties within the Coast Guard. The number is one-fifth of Coast Guard volunteer strength.
Mooney Boats Deliver New MFV Stella Nova to the Connolly Family
There was a new addition to the Clogherhead Fishing Fleet as Niall Connolly, took possession of his new Prawn Trawler the B44 Stella Nova this February. The first stage of the build was carried out in Poland and Mooney Boats in Killybegs looked after a very fine fit-out for this beautiful vessel on her arrival in July 2017.
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, today, 6th March 2018, launched a promotional campaign to profile the important role women play in Ireland’s Seafood Sector. The Irish Seafood Sector contributed €1.15 billion to Ireland’s GDP in 2017. However women’s participation in the industry remains low. Just over one in ten (11.7%) employees in fishing, forestry and agriculture sectors in Ireland is female. This is significantly lower than the EU average of 36.9%. ‘I am Monica Buckley and with my husband Niall Deasy I own, and run, DC Fish in West Cork. I knew little about the fisheries industry until I married into it but for over twenty years now it has become my life. With so much of my husband’s catch going overseas I set up a business adding value to the seafood - Fish Seafood Deli and between the businesses we employ over 25 people.'
On this edition - The ways in which fishermen try to avoid misfortune at sea are told by Bairbe Ni Fhloinn who lectures in Irish folklore at University College, Dublin, on this edition of THIS ISLAND NATION, the maritime programme for Ireland, presented by the Deputy Editor of the Marine Times, Tom MacSweeney, and supported by the paper. The programme also tells how the people of Rosslare remember the 61 passengers and crew who were killed in the Aer Lingus crash off Tuskar Rock 50 years ago and hears the story of the Black Guillemot and about 29 years of watching birds on Rockabill Island. A wide-ranging and interesting edition of the maritime programme, THIS ISLAND NATION, presented by Tom MacSweeney.
To mark International Women’s Day, organisers of Our Ocean Wealth Summit are delighted to confirm former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, as key note speaker for this year’s Summit taking place in Galway on Thursday and Friday, June 28th and 29th. Now in its fifth year, the Our Ocean Wealth Summit forms a key part of the Government’s integrated marine plan - Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth.
The former Chief Executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation and Chairman of Bord Iascaigh Mhara has called on the Minister for the Marine, Mr Michael Creed TD, to “come clean” and make things transparent to Irish fishermen so that they know what is going on regarding the Brexit fishing negotiations.
Crew of the Stella Nova at Killybegs - Photo by Mark Mc Carthy (Editor).
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