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Sneak Peek of our November Issue

Stop Treating Fishermen Like Fools

The Government, the politicians and the ENGOs who claim to support sustainable small-scale fishing, if they truly do, should take the concerns of the fishers involved seriously and listen to them carefully, particularly about seals, says Alex Crowley, Secretary General of NIFA. “ Inshore fishers have been complaining about seals for decades now. If you take the time to listen and consider these complaints, you’ll understand there are two separate aspects to them.”

• Read a full report in the November edition of the MARINE TIMES out next week.

The Way TDs Voted On Penalty Points

Next week the MARINE TIMES will publish the complete list of how TDs voted in the Dáil on the Statutory Instrument introducing Penalty Points. You can see how your TD voted, for or against the fishing industry.

Fungi Search Called Off

The search for Fungi was called off after five days without any confirmed sightings. Extensive searches had taken place across the Kerry coast involving several vessels, tour boat operators whose livelihoods had depended heavily on the dolphin’s presence in Dingle and supported by local fishing vessels.

On social media Jimmy Flannery, of Dingle Sea Safari said he still hoped for a reappearance of Fungi. Mallow Search and Rescue Divers, Dingle Coast and Cliff and Dingle Dolphin Tour boats along with other vessels, all searched but unfortunately, we have no news of Fungi’s whereabouts. At this stage we are calling off the search in the hopes that Fungi has just gone off. Wherever you are my friend I hope you are safe and happy. Thank you for all the years of joy you have brought to so many people."

In the November edition of the MARINE TIMES out next week, Dr. Simon Berrow, CEO of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will discuss ‘When Is A Missing Dolphin Considered Dead?’

New 12m Catamaran ‘ShazLeah’ Joins Killybegs Inshore Fleet

The latest addition to the Killybegs’ inshore fleet shows the belief that inshore fishermen have in their sector at present, and the requirement that only the very best in safety and fishing capability will pay dividends in today’s industry.

New Vessel ‘Ocean Challenge’ Heads for Home

Mooney Boats Ltd, in Killybegs have quite the reputation for delivering state of the art new build vessels for their customers and despite a total lockdown at the boatyard in line with all other Irish businesses over the Covid 19 pandemic this summer, the new twin-rig whitefish stern trawler Ocean Challenge (LK 253) was handed over to Leslie Hughson and the Ocean Way Fishing Company from the Shetland Islands, just two months later than was originally scheduled.

All this plus so much more in a bumper packed issue in shops next week - order a postal subscription here