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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...
07 January 2015
Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking
IRELAND - The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, said he plans to reduce the amount farmers pay on agricultural inputs. ...
23 December 2014
Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat, Dairy and Seafood Sectors
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department...
Conservation Measures for Irish Lobster and Shrimp Fisheries Introduced
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., has signed into law, conservation measures as part of an integrated package to protect...
26 November 2014
Irish Minister Welcomes 2015 Mackerel Deal
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. has welcomed the outcome of the international fisheries negotiations between Norway,...
20 November 2014
Seaweed Farming to Bring Export and Job Opportunities to Ireland
IRELAND - Seaweed farming offers Ireland the opportunity to become a producer of one of the EU's fastest growing food categories that by 2020 could boost Irish seafood...
11 November 2014
Ireland, France Discuss Proposed Quota Cuts in the Celtic Sea
IRELAND - The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has held a bilateral meeting with the new French Fisheries Minister, Alain Vidalies...
07 November 2014
Huge Growth for Irish Seafood Exports to China
IRELAND - Following a meeting with Chinese Vice Minister Niu Dun who has responsibility for Fisheries, the Minister for Agriculture Food & the Marine Simon Coveney...
 
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