Entries by Gillian Mills

Member States agree a no-deal Brexit fisheries contingency plan

The European Commission has launched a Brexit Contingency Plan, agreed with Ireland and seven impacted Member States, which sets out how fisheries would be managed in a no-deal Brexit scenario. The Plan identifies mitigation measures including compensation for temporary tie-up of fishing vessels. In the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, access to UK waters would […]

Re-evaluation of Northeast Atlantic mackerel stock size

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO), which represents the majority of Ireland’s pelagic fishermen, has welcomed the findings of an assessment workshop on the northeast Atlantic mackerel stock. The results, published by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), are based on a review of the methods used in the 2018 mackerel stock […]

T Burke II to monitor Ireland’s south and east coast mussel waters

Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has launched a new inshore survey vessel that will monitor and survey mussel bed stocks on the south and east coasts of Ireland. Commissioned by Ireland’s seafood agency, BIM, T Burke II will operate in Dingle Bay and from Carnsore Point (Co Wexford) to Carlingford (Co Lough). A […]

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’.