Entries by Gillian Mills

Legal protection for v-notched crawfish in Irish waters

A new conservation measure announced today by  (31/05) gives legal protection for v-notched crawfish in Irish waters.

Approved by Michael Creed, minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the  measure received widespread support from industry representative of the National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF). 

Marine garden at Bloom exposes threat of plastic on our seas

BIM, Ireland’s seafood development agency, today (May 29th) unveiled a unique marine garden for Bloom 2019 (May 30-June).Aquamarine, supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, is full of sea life – from different types of seaweeds to fish species native to Irish waters. It also highlights the need to protect the  marine environment against plastic waste.

Threats to fisheries officers is unacceptable in all circumstances

Statement from Gillian Mills, Chair, Sea-Fisheries Protection Consultative Committee, regarding threats against Sea-Fisheries Protection Officers It has come to the attention of the SFPA Consultative Committee that an incident occurred recently in the south east whereby a Sea Fisheries Protection officer was threatened by a member of the fishing sector. This type of behaviour is […]

Ilen returns to Dublin Bay after two decades

A small wooden ketch sailed quietly into Dublin Bay last weekend (May 11-12) after a 21-year absence. Not many of the onlookers perhaps knew the story of this 52ft boat that had left Irish shores over seventy years ago, to endure service in the turbulent waters of the Southern Ocean.