Entries by Gillian Mills

Sea-fisheries Bill ‘could inadvertently’ open access to Ireland’s six-mile limit

The Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 could inadvertently allow access to Ireland’s six-mile limit to all contracting parties of the 1964 London Fisheries Convention, a fishing representative has warned.This bill, which will allow Irish and Northern Irish fishermen reciprocal access to each other’s waters, was passed by Seanad Éireann (26/7) and proceeds to the Dáil tomorrow at 2.30pm, to go ‘All Stages’. 

Irish anglers participate in bluefin tuna data gathering

Irish anglers are to participate in a ‘science-based’ catch, tag an release fishery for bluefin tuna this year, complimenting the work by the Marine Institute of a satellite tagging programme.

This international management plan for the east Atlantic was adopted at the 2018  AGM of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas.