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Bord Bia Promotes Whitefish

Bord Bia has launched a campaign to encourage consumers to eat Irish whitefish. “It is intended to support local fishermen by embracing whitefish for its local provenance and health benefits,” Bord Bia says. It has developed “easy-to-use home recipes” and points to the “health benefits” of eating whitefish.

The Irish seafood sector has actually grown by 4 per cent to €85m. up to June 2020, Bord Bia says, but this was “principally driven by sales of frozen fish. Fresh whitefish sales came under pressure due to consumers changing their frequency of shopping as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.

THIRD OILFISH CAUGHT IN IRISH WATERS

Only the third oilfish caught in Irish waters since 1934 was taken by the trawler Cisemair out of Castletownbere about 80 nautical miles South West of the coast. The first Irish specimen was caught 86 years ago and the second 17 years ago.

Read the September edition of the MARINE TIMES for the full story, to see the oilfish and hear why Ireland still lacks a specimen in the Natural History Museum in Dublin.

RNLI APPEALS FOR LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT TO SHARE SAFETY ADVICE

The RNLI is appealing, through its local stations, to businesses to become RNLI local ambassadors by sharing key water safety advice to help keep people safe.

“On average, 175 people lose their life around the coasts of Ireland and the UK each year. Tragically, these deaths are accidental. Together, the RNLI and the community can do something to change it,” the lifeboats institution says.

“Local businesses are always very supportive of the RNLI and we are deeply grateful to them for that. Like our volunteer lifeboat crews, our local businesses live and carry out their work beside the sea and on inland waters. They help others to enjoy the water and like us, they care about keeping people safe around it. By becoming an RNLI local ambassador, businesses in the community through sharing our safety messages, can help turn a preventable death into a life saved. With business help we can spread our safety advice to protect more people by the water.”

To become an RNLI local ambassador, local businesses will be asked to display safety materials in and around their businesses.