EU states failing to monitor fishery engine power

EU states failing to monitor fishery engine power

An EU study says inspection authorities in 15 EU states, including Ireland, are failing to manage engine power as a way of controlling fishing effort.

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Scotland urged to reject ‘Britain’s last act of colonialism’ over Rockall

Scotland urged to reject ‘Britain’s last act of colonialism’ over Rockall

Green MSP Andy Wightman said the Scottish Government should renounce any claims over the islet.

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Anglers to help research tuna

Anglers to help research tuna

Atlantic bluefin tuna may be targeted by a limited number of Irish recreational craft under a pilot scientific research programme run by several State agencies.

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Salmon numbers declining despite best efforts

Salmon numbers declining despite best efforts

Despite various conservation efforts and bans on fishing, we now have fewer wild salmon than even a decade ago and many reasons are being put forward for the continuing decline.

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‘Severe weakness’ in fishery controls

‘Severe weakness’ in fishery controls

Ireland may face penalties in light of damning EU audit report.

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Ireland drops to third on excessive fishing shame list

Ireland drops to third on excessive fishing shame list

Ireland has dropped from first to third place on an annual, overfishing “shame” list compiled by a British non-governmental organisation.

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Warning on fisheries jobs as a third of Irish catch is at risk

Warning on fisheries jobs as a third of Irish catch is at risk

EU fishery ministers set quotas for 2019 last week, some of which followed scientists’ advice.

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Government to ban large trawlers from waters within 6 miles of Irish coast

Government to ban large trawlers from waters within 6 miles of Irish coast

The ban will apply for vessels over 18 metres in length from January 1, 2020.

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Decision to end discarding of dead fish caught at sea 'deeply disappointing'

Decision to end discarding of dead fish caught at sea 'deeply disappointing'

Irish campaigners are accusing EU fisheries ministers of being "blind" to the "destruction caused by 30 years of overfishing".

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EU fishery quotas: Science must trump politics

EU fishery quotas: Science must trump politics

Earlier this year, the New Economics Foundation (NEF) concluded that Ireland is among the worst EU states for overfishing the Atlantic and is undermining efforts to rebuild fish stocks.

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Readers' Blog: Devastation of once thriving fishing industry under Europe

Readers' Blog: Devastation of once thriving fishing industry under Europe

Anyone who saw at the TV programme 7 Lá (Tuesday, TG4) will surely have been shocked by the devastation of our once vibrant fishing industry since joining the then European Economic Community in 1972.

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Court upholds decision quashing penalty points system for Irish fishermen

Court upholds decision quashing penalty points system for Irish fishermen

The Supreme Court has upheld High Court decisions quashing a penalty points system for fishermen who engage in illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing.

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Coveney: New EU fish quotas 'a good deal for Irish fishermen'

Coveney: New EU fish quotas 'a good deal for Irish fishermen'

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has cited scientific data collated by the Marine Institute as playing a critical role in Ireland emerging with increased catch quotas this morning from all-night fisheries talks in Brussels.

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Greenpeace: Fishing reform will take years to make impact

Greenpeace: Fishing reform will take years to make impact

Plans to reform Europe's fishing industry would not stop the destruction of fish stocks for at least another decade, campaigners claimed today.

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Mediterranean fish stocks could disappear, study warns

Mediterranean fish stocks could disappear, study warns

More than 40 fish species in the Mediterranean could vanish in the next few years, a new study has warned.

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EU ministers agree temporary fishing deal

EU ministers have agreed a temporary deal on fishing rights during crucial talks in Brussels last night.

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EU imposes further fish quota cuts

The European Commission delivered bad news for fishermen today - belt-tightening is needed again next year to give endangered fish stocks a chance to recover.

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EU ministers discuss aid proposals for fishermen

EU fisheries ministers are meeting today to discuss emergency aid proposals aimed at helping fishermen cope with rising fuel costs.

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Fishermen warn that protest could continue tomorrow

Fishermen who blockaded Cork Harbour this week have warned their protests could be reinstated tomorrow depending on the outcome of a meeting with Government ministers.

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Fishermen continue blockades in Cork and Waterford

Fishermen are continuing a series of protests around the country today to highlight issues they say are destroying the fishing industry.

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North's fishermen unhappy with cuts in EU quotas

Fishermen in the North are complaining about the latest EU deal on annual fishing quotas.

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NI minister hails fish talks outcome

Major quota cuts proposed for the North's fishermen have been averted although the number of days they can spend on the Irish Sea has been reduced, the British government announced today.

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Govt satisfied with latest deal on EU fish quotas

The Government has expressed satisfaction with the latest deal on EU fish quotas negotiated during lengthy talks in Brussels overnight.

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EU fishing quotas deal agreed

Fishing fleets will boost their livelihoods by monitoring conservation and avoiding the dumping of dead fish over the side under a deal hammered out in Brussels today.

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New protection body for Irish fisheries begins tomorrow

A new protection authority comes into force tomorrow for sea fisheries.

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Minister 'delighted' with new fish quotas

Minister for the Marine John Browne has today expressed his satisfaction at Ireland's new fishing quotas.

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Irish fishermen to get higher quotas

Irish fishermen have been granted higher quotas in a number of species for next year following the latest annual EU negotiations on catch limits.

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Gallagher: Fishing quota changes will boost income

European Union fishing fleets changes will boost incomes of Irish fishermen by 15% next year, Marine Minister Pat ’The Cope’ Gallagher said today.

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Minister content with EU fishing decision

Minister for the Marine Pat "the Cope" Gallagher has said he is happy with the outcome of overnight negotiations on EU fish quotas for next year.

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Fisherman give cautious welcome to EU quotas

Irish fisherman have reacted cautiously to new EU fishing quotas negotiated during talks in Brussels.

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Fishing protestors hand in Brussels petition

Protesters demanding the return of fishing policy to national governments took the campaign to Brussels today at the start of talks on more restrictions for the beleaguered UK fleet.

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Europe to hold fish quota crisis talks

Talks on national fishing quotas will be held today at the European Commission after a threat to close off fishing grounds in the Irish Sea.

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New deal on fishing after all-night talks

A new European fishing deal was secured today after 30 hours of gruelling talks in Brussels.

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Haggling continues over EU fishing quotas

Talks to agree the depth of more fishing cuts were still going on in Brussels today.

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Italy to sort out 'Irish Box' by autumn

The Italian government says it wants to sort out the issue of fishing rights in the Irish Box by the autumn.

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Euro delegation to meet Irish fishermen

A six-person delegation from the European Parliament's fisheries committee is due to visit Ireland today for talks with representatives of the Irish fishing industry.

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Fishermen may ask Govt for hardship fund

The Government may be asked to make hardship funds available for cod fishermen.

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Fishermen remain cautious over new EU cod limits

The Irish Fishermen's Organisation has reacted with caution to the European Commission's plans to limit cod fishing in an effort to save the species from virtual extinction.

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EC plans tough new measures to save cod stocks

With cod stocks dwindling ever further, the European Commission tabled new plans today to save the dinner favourite from commercial extinction.

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EU marine ministers to resume fish quota negotiations

EU marine ministers are due to resume their negotiations on fishing quotas for next year in Brussels today after failing to reach agreement at four days of talks.

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Fishermen boosted by extension of prawn quotas

Irish fishermen have been given a life-line to once again catch prawns after member states of the EU agreed to swap fish quotas among themselves.

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EU Commission proposes sharp cuts in fishing quotas

The European Commission today officially adopted a proposal for sharp cuts in quotas for cod and several other threatened fish species in certain EU fishing zones.

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Fishermen fire flares in jobs risk protest

Protesting British fishermen fired hundreds of flares into the air to mark the number of East Coast jobs they say are at risk if new European quotas are introduced.

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Taoiseach seeks legal clarification on fishing cuts

The Taoiseach has said he is in contact with the European Commission on proposed fish cuts. Bertie Ahern said he was seeking legal clarification on the controversial changes to quotas.

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Trawler blockade will hit Channel travellers

French trawlermen are gathering to blockade the port of Calais, threatening to ruin the plans of thousands of travellers.

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Fischler rules out unrestricted access to 'Irish box'

EU Agriculture and Fisheries Commission Franz Fischler has ruled out unrestricted access to Ireland's 50-mile fishing exclusion zone.

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EU to back drastic cuts in white-fish quotas

The European Union's scientific committee is today expected to back a report which calls for cod fishing grounds in the Irish Sea and the North Sea to be closed in an effort to conserve stocks.

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Fischler to hear fishermens' protests

Talks were taking place in Dublin today as fishermen stepped up protests over access to their fishing waters.

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'Irish box' abolition 'would contradict conservation policies'

The Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation has said any move to abolish Ireland's 50-mile fishing exclusion zone would contradict the EU's conservation proposals.

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Ireland secures 5% increase in fish quotas

European marine ministers have agreed drastic cuts in future fish quotas following 26 hours of talks in Brussels.

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Fishing quotas agreed at marathon talks

Drastic cuts in fishing were agreed today after 26 gruelling hours of talks in Brussels.

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Fahey battles to ease EU fish quotas

Talks in Brussels on fishing in EU seas have been described as "tense and gloomy".

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