Seaweed workshop to develop a vision for the sector

Over 70 seaweed producers, regulators and processors attended a workshop 'Farming Seaweed in Ireland, (Ennis, Co Clare, April 10) organised by BIM to develop a vision for the sector. 

Seafood impact survey at top ten Irish ports

A project is underway to assess the downstream impact of Ireland's seafood sector at Ireland's top ten fishing ports. Organised by BIM, Ireland's seafood development agency, supported by Oxford Research and Perceptive Insight, seafood producers are being encouraged to take part in the survey by contacting 01 6869317 / [email protected]

Irish seafood showcased to discerning Japanese market

Irish mackerel, horse-mackerel and herring products were showcased over a two-day tasting promotion at 100 outlets of leading Japanese retail group, Aeon.
Nolans and Carr merger

Irish seafood companies merger

Seafood processors, HJ Nolan (Dublin) and Carr & Son Seafood Ltd (Killalla) are to merge in March to 'successfully keep customers at the leading edge of fish processing through innovation and quality'.
2018 BIM Seafood Awards

Innovators recognised in National Seafood Awards

The biennial National Seafood Awards organised by BIM will recognise innovators across ten categories at a gala event in Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral on November 27.
BIM 2017 seafood report

Irish seafood tops one billion in value for first time

Irish seafood tops one billion in value for first time
2017 Bord Bia Seafood exports

Demand holds for Irish seafood on world markets

Seafood exports to 72 countries increased by 16% in 2017 to €645m, in line with the increase in export volumes.

‘Average unit prices remained relatively stable at approximately €2,637/tonne across all species exported during this period,’ according to 2017-1018 Export Performance & Prospects released by Bord Bia.

2017 Bord Bia Seafood exports

‘Demand for salmon is expected to outstrip supply for 2018, especially for Irish organic salmon where production is forecast to remain stable or even slightly decrease, and prices are ‘firm due to stable global production.’

SFPA exports 2016

Irish seafood nets overseas markets

SFPA exports 2016Almost 42,000 tonnes of Irish seafood, representing 26 different species, were exported to 46 countries outside the EU during 2016, according to new figures published by the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), Ireland’s independent State agency responsible for regulating sea-fisheries and the seafood production sectors.

Three countries - China, Nigeria and Egypt - accounted for almost 54% of total exports. Congo, Japan, Ukraine and Vietnam also featured among Ireland’s top ten non-EU export markets.

2018 Bord Bia ChineseSeafoodExp

Irish seafood showcased to Asian buyers

Fourteen Irish seafood companies exhibited on the Bord Bia stand at the China Seafood & Fisheries Expo in Qingdao. The Expo, which ran from November 1-3, is the largest seafood trade event in Asia, attracting 28,000 visitors from over 100 countries.

2018 Bord Bia ChineseSeafoodExp

YU Kangzhen, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Ambassador Eoin O’Leary and James O’Donnell, Bord Bia

In 2013, China's seafood trade surpassed €20 billion in value, cementing its position as the world's leading seafood trading country, according to Ireland's food export agency, Bord Bia.