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  • Ice supplies fully restored at three Irish ports

    Ice supplies fully restored at three Irish ports

    14th August 2015

    Ice supplies fully restored at three Irish ports The ice plants in Kilmore Quay, Howth and Dunmore East are back in full production, reports Pauric Gallagher. Although fishermen feared the worst, there was no interruption to the supply of ice…

  • Scottish Government publishes Solway Firth report

    Scottish Government publishes Solway Firth report

    13th August 2015

    The Scottish government has published its report on the management trial conducted in Solway Firth cockle fishery, based on the study which place from 2013 to 2014. In a statement the Scottish Government claimed the management study was able to…

  • SFPA launches new strategy

    SFPA launches new strategy

    11th August 2015

    Ireland’s Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has set its new strategy, indicating its key priorities for the regulation of the State’s sea-fisheries and sea food sectors until 2017. Ireland’s sectors employ over 11,000 people and are estimated to be worth a…

  • EU ‘in-out’ talks are chance for genuine regional control

    EU ‘in-out’ talks are chance for genuine regional control

    10th August 2015

    A Scottish fishermen’s leader says the forthcoming referendum on whether the UK should stay in or leave the EU raises some important issues for the fishing industry, reports Tim Oliver. He is urging the UK and Scottish governments in particular…

  • Gower Chilli Festival raises £3,000 for RNLI

    Gower Chilli Festival raises £3,000 for RNLI

    7th August 2015

    The annual Gower Chilli Festival has raised £3,000 for Horton and Port Eynon RNLI Lifeboat Station. On the weekend of July 18, the annual festival was held at the South Gower Sports Club, with monies raised donated to Horton and…

  • Minister and fishing industry discuss impending Landing Obligation

    Minister and fishing industry discuss impending Landing Obligation

    4th August 2015

    Simon Coveney met with a number of fishing representatives in Castletownbere, Co. Cork last week as part of his trip around the coast of Ireland to discuss the introduction of the landing obligation for the demersal fleet, reports Pauric Gallagher.…

  • Citizen Science plankton study

    Citizen Science plankton study

    3rd August 2015

    A unique, citizen science study uses a Secchi disk and a free mobile phone app called Secchi to conduct a vital, global study of phytoplankton. The Secchi Disk study (http://www.secchidisk.org) engages fishermen in a global, citizen science study of the…