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08 March 2017
Ag Minister Grants Funds to Seafood Processing, Aquaculture Sectors
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. has announced the award of over €1.8 million in grants to 19 seafood enterprises under...
04 November 2016
Fisheries Local Action Groups Receive €12 million in Funding
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced €12 million of funding under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund...
20 October 2016
Ireland Secures Increased Mackerel Quota for 2017
IRELAND - Following international fisheries negotiations which took place in Cork, Ireland has secured a 2017 mackerel quota worth €86 million for its fishermen....
19 October 2016
Ireland Hosts International Mackerel Negotiations in Clonakilty
IRELAND - Important international negotiations on the mackerel stock in the North East Atlantic have begun in Ireland. ...
02 September 2016
New Micro-organisms May Hold Key to Healthier Water in Land Systems
IRELAND - Healthy fish depend on healthy water conditions and healthy water conditions depend on the presence of beneficial micro-organisms that maintain the water’s...
02 June 2016
€4.3 Million EMFF Grants Available to Seafood Processing and Aquaculture Sectors
IRELAND - €4.3 million in grants has been awarded to 51 seafood enterprises under 5 Schemes launched earlier this year under the European Maritime and Fisheries...
23 May 2016
Value of Irish Aquaculture Up 20 per cent to €150 million
IRELAND - The latest figures from the BIM Annual Aquaculture Survey showed that 2015 saw a strong recovery in fish and shellfish farming production with the industry...
26 January 2016
Reviewing Aquaculture Licensing Crucial to the Sector
IRELAND - Welcoming the announcement of schemes for the seafood sector under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the Irish Farmers Association (IFA)...
18 January 2016
€240M Development Programme Launched for Irish Seafood Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched eight schemes to start implementation of Ireland’s new €240 million EMFF...
14 January 2016
Ireland's Seafood Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
12 January 2016
€18M Allocated for Fishery Harbours, Storm Damage Repairs
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced details of an €18 million Capital Investment Package in 2016 for the development...
05 January 2016
Report Finds Irish Land-based Aquaculture Needs Investment
IRELAND - A comprehensive study on the potential of land based fish farming in Ireland strongly supports investment in new facilities for the freshwater portion...
18 December 2015
Ireland Secures €131m in Whitefish Quotas
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. announced that he has secured 36,886 tonnes of whitefish quotas for Irish fishermen...
14 December 2015
Aquaculture Targets Unreachable Unless Licence Backlog, Regulations Addressed
IRELAND - The aquaculture targets set out in the national Seafood Operational Programme are unlikely to be met unless there is a reform of state regulations and...
07 December 2015
Oyster Production a Big Player in Irish Rural Economy
IRELAND - A new report, by top agri-food economist Professor Alan Renwick, reveals that oysters contribute €58 million to the Irish rural economy. ...
23 November 2015
Ireland Agrees New Scheme for Migrant Workers in Fishing Industry
IRELAND - Following a report by the Guardian newspaper that revealed labour abuse and illegal workers in the Irish fishing industry, the government's Task Force,...
09 November 2015
Government Taskforce Holds First Meeting on Fishing Industry Illegal Labour Allegations
IRELAND - Last Thursday the Irish Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, chaired the first meeting of the Government Taskforce on allegations...
04 November 2015
Guardian Newspaper Discovers Labour Abuse in Irish Fishing Industry
IRELAND - A new investigation by the Guardian newspaper has documented labour abuse and illegal migrant workers on board Irish prawn and whitefish fishing trawlers....
21 July 2015
Ireland Commits €5.6 million to Fishing Industry Training
IRELAND - The Irish government has allocated €5.6 million to training in the fishing industry to 2020. The commitment comes as the Minister for Agriculture, Food...
07 July 2015
New Irish Agri Food Sector Strategy to Improve Aquaculture Access
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects...
15 April 2015
€3.1m AquaSmart Project Helping Fish Farms
IREALAND - Irish tech experts have joined industry and research partners across the EU and Israel on a pooled research and technology project which is set to boost...
30 March 2015
€241 Million to Develop Irish Seafood Sector
IRELAND - A new €241 million development programme for the Irish seafood sector for the period up to 2020 has been announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food...
23 March 2015
Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major...
17 March 2015
€17.8M Irish Fishery Harbour Programme Announced
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced the full details of a €17.8 million Capital Investment Package for...
16 March 2015
Farmers Association Congratulates Sustainable Aquaculture Certification
IRELAND - Marine Harvest Ireland has announced that its site at Deenish, County Kerry is the first in Ireland to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification....
10 March 2015
€9 Million Investment for Expansion Irish Seafood Processing
IRELAND - Grant aid of €2.7 million has been awarded to 18 seafood processing companies in Ireland under the 2015 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme....
10 February 2015
OceanFeed™ Salmon a New Tool for Fish Health and Farmer Profitability
IRELAND - A recently published collaborative study between Ocean Harvest Technology Ltd and the University of Maastricht has demonstrated the potential health benefits...
04 February 2015
Get the Hygienic Design of Your Seafood Premises Right
IRELAND - Ensure that the design of you seafood premises meets not only with your company’s legal obligations in producing safe food but also with the increasing...
20 January 2015
Irish Food and Drink Exports Up For Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish...
12 January 2015
New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
IRELAND - Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Irish Agriculture, Food and the Marine Department, following approval of the...
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