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Confrontation with SFPA Looms Over Sampling Records

Confrontation with SFPA Looms Over Sampling Records

Today’s Irish Examiner reports in a comprehensive feature that some of the biggest fish processing companies in Ireland are set for a fight for survival by confronting the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority.
In response, IFPO CEO Aodh O Donnell comments “Sadly, the Irish fishing industry is beset by a perfect storm of issues and lost opportunities. Meaningful consultation between government and stakeholders is urgently called for.

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EU Must Address Fishing Rights Imbalance for Members

EU Must Address Fishing Rights Imbalance for Members

We need co-operation and collaboration to tackle the current and growing fishing rights imbalance between EU and non-EU members. It is the IFPO’s firm believe that EU coastal states are losing out to non-EU members because the European Commission’s scientifically...

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EU Losing out to Non-Members in Fishing Rights

EU Losing out to Non-Members in Fishing Rights

EU coastal states are losing out to non-EU members in fishing rights because the European Commission’s scientifically informed approach to quotas is subject to abuse by rogue Nordic players.  That’s according to Aodh O Donnell of the Irish Fish Producers Association...

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IFPO Vacancy for an Administrator/Executive Assistant

IFPO Vacancy for an Administrator/Executive Assistant

The IFPO has a vacancy for an Administrator/Executive Assistant, to support the Chief Executive Officer and the work that we do. The Irish Fish Producers Organisation is Ireland’s longest established representative body for fish producers. Our members are owners of...

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Mackerel: Norway Accused of IUU-style Fisheries

Mackerel: Norway Accused of IUU-style Fisheries

The EU must actively oppose Norway’s setting of inflated and unilateral mackerel quotas because it impacts the long-term sustainability of this valuable European fish stock and quota.  This call comes from the Irish Fish Producers Organisation, who contend that Norway...

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Louder Voice in Europe Essential for Fishing Industry Growth

Louder Voice in Europe Essential for Fishing Industry Growth

Co-operation and a co-ordinated approach is vital to reverse the decline of the Irish fishing industry and foster growth, the Taoiseach heard at a meeting with sector representatives earlier this week. The fishing delegation said ongoing support from the Taoiseach,...

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Call for Government to Address €28m Loss to Pelagic Sector

Call for Government to Address €28m Loss to Pelagic Sector

The Irish Fish Producers Organisation has issued a call for urgent funding for the pelagic sector, to address the loss of €28m from Brexit’s impact.  Killybegs based IFPO chief executive, Aodh O Donnell criticised the failure to implement measures amounting to €29m...

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Irish Fleet Joins European Bottom Fishing Protest

Irish Fleet Joins European Bottom Fishing Protest

Irish fishing boats will tomorrow (9th May) join an EU-wide protest about plans to further restrict bottom fishing.  The protest is being organised by the European Bottom Fisheries Alliance (EBFA) who say 28% of the fishing fleet has disappeared in the last 20 years...

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IFPO says Coastal States Abusing Mackerel Sharing

IFPO says Coastal States Abusing Mackerel Sharing

Coastal States Abusing Mackerel Sharing At just €1.3bn, the value of the entire Irish seafood sector is lower than the consolidated turnover of just one large Dutch seafood business at €1.4bn. That’s according to the chief executive of the Irish Fish Producers...

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Norway ‘secure more out of fishing deal than Ireland’

Norway ‘secure more out of fishing deal than Ireland’

The EU has given Norway permission to catch four times more blue whiting in Irish waters than Irish fishermen and women are allowed. Under the deal, Norwegian fishers can catch 224,000 metric tonnes of blue whiting in Irish waters this year — an increase of 110,000...

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Fishing Industry Cautious on Nor-EU Deal

Fishing Industry Cautious on Nor-EU Deal

Fishing Industry Cautious on Nor-EU Deal Norway’s gains under their latest EU deal allows them to catch 4.5 times our blue whiting quota in our own EEZ. That’s according to Irish fishing industry leaders who welcome Norway’s exclusion from the Irish Box but say...

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