https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BIM-circular-economy.jpg 667 800 Gillian Mills https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Inshore_Ireland_masthead_.jpg Gillian Mills2019-06-14 16:55:132019-06-14 16:55:13Reducing, reusing and re-purposing fishing gear
Fishers, harbour masters, net producers and representatives from recycling companies and government officials have exchanged ideas on the creation of a circular economy for fishing gear. The new business model will consider the full life-cycle…
https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Rockall.jpg 439 763 Gillian Mills https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Inshore_Ireland_masthead_.jpg Gillian Mills2019-06-08 14:59:222019-06-08 15:57:34Ireland rejects Scottish claim of a 12-mile exclusion zone around Rockall
A longstanding dispute over fishing rights around Rockall, an eroded volcano 230 nm northwest of Donegal, has escalated to a warning from the Scottish authorities that it will deploy patrol vessels if necessary to force Irish fishing vessels out of a 12-mile zone. In 2013, Ireland signed an Agreement establishing a single maritime boundary between the Exclusive Economic Zones and continental shelves of Ireland and the UK. The Agreement brought legal certainty to boundary issues ‘
https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Crawfish.jpg 407 650 Gillian Mills https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Inshore_Ireland_masthead_.jpg Gillian Mills2019-05-31 15:50:412019-05-31 15:53:00Legal 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).
https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Bloom-2019-BIM-underwater-garden-.jpg 450 640 Gillian Mills https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Inshore_Ireland_masthead_.jpg Gillian Mills2019-05-29 11:35:242019-05-29 11:41:05Marine 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.
https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/SFPA-detention-2019-Virxen-de-Blanca.jpg 478 864 Gillian Mills https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Inshore_Ireland_masthead_.jpg Gillian Mills2019-05-28 14:10:552019-05-28 14:13:02Spanish vessel enters guilty plea for fishing offences
Spanish fishing vessel, Virxen da Blanca, was fined €2,500 along with forfeiture of €165,000 of catch and gear following a guilty plea before the courts on May 23.The species on-board comprised mainly of blue shark along with a small quantity of mako shark.
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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…
https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Fishing-vessel-Dingle-peninsula.jpg 431 1000 Gillian Mills https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Inshore_Ireland_masthead_.jpg Gillian Mills2019-05-08 10:39:502019-06-14 16:54:09Quota balancing system for whitefish stocks
A quota balancing policy for whitefish stocks, which begins on July 1, 2019, will apply to landings that exceed a vessel's catch limit during a fishery management period.Any fish landed in excess of a vessel's assigned limit must be paid back by means of a deduction from a future allocation. Where the excess is greater than 10%, a higher ratio of payback will apply to the full excess.
https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LIFE-Sicily-Italy.jpg 563 1000 Guest Writer https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Inshore_Ireland_masthead_.jpg Guest Writer2019-05-03 13:19:242019-05-03 13:19:24Fisheries control catch reporting turns electronic
The European Fisheries Control Regulation is being revamped. Several recent reports, including from the European Court of Auditors, have drawn attention to the inadequacy of fishery controls in place for the needs of the CFP.
https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/harbours-montage.jpg 700 900 Gillian Mills https://inshore-ireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Inshore_Ireland_masthead_.jpg Gillian Mills2019-04-30 09:21:342019-06-04 09:52:49Atypical Work Permit Scheme changes for migrant fishers
A settlement reached in the High Court (April 30, 2019) will introduce changes to the atypical work permit scheme for non-EEA fishermen working in parts of the Irish fishing fleet. The International Transport Worker's Federation (ITF) had brought the case against relevant government departments, seeking 'an immediate moratorium' on the grant or renewal of work permits pending a review of conditions attaching to scheme.