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IFPO Clarifies Concerns on SFPA

IFPO Clarifies Concerns on SFPA

The Irish Fish Producers Organisation has moved to clarify why they have concerns about both the operation and oversight of the SFPA. IFPO chief executive, Aodh O Donnell says their primary interest is to ensure that Ireland has fit for purpose controls which are fair...

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Call for Ban on Factory Ships in Irish Fishing Waters

Call for Ban on Factory Ships in Irish Fishing Waters

The fishing industry has called for a ban on factory ships in Irish waters. If non-EU countries want to fish in Irish waters, then they must face the same control and conservation regime as the Irish fleet. Otherwise, all of the fish species they catch may not be...

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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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