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Bord Iascaigh Mhara to maximise the value of Ireland’s €1 billion seafood industry

IRELAND’S Seafood Sector contributes over €1 billion in GDP to our economy and employs over 11,000 people, directly and indirectly, primarily in our peripheral coastal communities according to a new statistical report entitled the ‘Business of Seafood – a snapshot of Ireland’s Seafood Sector’ launched by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency at their National Seafood Conference ‘Global Insights, Irish Opportunity’ in the Radisson Hotel, Galway today.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara launch inaugural Seafood Sector Awards to celebrate the best in the Irish seafood sector

BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the seafood development agency recently announced the inaugural BIM Seafood Sector Awards. The BIM Awards will seek to find the finest fishermen, fish farmers, processors and retailers in Ireland’s renowned seafood sector. The awards are open for entrants and the winners will be announced at a gala evening on November 17th in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. 

West Cork fishermen welcome anti-litter initiative

FACILITATED by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), local industry groups in Castletownbere and Union Hall recently met with Tom Piper of KIMO UK to hear what the UK ‘Fishing for Litter’ programme has achieved and what lessons can be learnt to ensure the programme gains traction in Ireland.

Seafood Development Centre nets new graduates

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board has announce the appointment of its new round of graduates to its Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty. This innovative graduate programme is part of an ambitious drive by BIM to promote careers in the seafood sector and is being run in partnership with UCC and Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara Seafood Development Centre invests in new forming and breading technology to add value to Irish seafood

BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the development agency for the Irish Seafood Sector, is leading the way in assisting Irish Seafood companies to develop innovative added value seafood products. BIM’s custom built Seafood Development Centre (SDC) based in Clonakilty has recently invested in reformed and breading technologies as the abundance of pelagic, whitefish, and other fish and shellfish species on our doorstep, presents a considerable opportunity to produce convenient, market-ready concepts

2013 fisheries map for Cork and Kerry released

BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has launched its Fisheries Management Map 2013 and urged vessel owners in the Cork/Kerry region to access and use the guide as an up-to-date, reliable fisheries information tool.   “The 2013 edition of the map brings together for the first time, in one place, all of the areas around Ireland affected by closures or recovery plans or additional gear requirements,” said Michael Keatinge, Director of Fisheries

Local action group set up for southwest fishermen

FOLLOWING the official launch of the Axis 4 – Sustainable Development of Fishery Dependent Areas Programme in June 2012, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has announced that the Fisheries Local Action Group or ‘FLAG’ responsible for the South-West region (Cork and Kerry) has been established.   Coordinated by Vera O’Donovan and Huan Tan, BIM Regional FLAG Coordinators for the South West area, the group comprises representatives from the fisheries, aquaculture, seafood

West Cork stars at Seafood Circle awards

SEVERAL West Cork businesses were among the winners at the 2012 Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Seafood Circle awards. The awards recognize excellence in seafood among retail and hospitality outlets that continually offer excellent quality seafood and service to their customers. Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty were awarded the Supermarket Seafood Counter of the Year award while The Fish Shop in Union Hall took the Best Customer Service accolade. Scally’s were winners again

National Seafood Centre officially opened in Clon

THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney today officially opened the new National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty. The centre is a co-located “one stop shop” for the seafood related services of the Department of Agriculture, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority and Bord Iascaigh Mhara. “My department, the public servants working in this new facility and I are committed to making sure that every effort is made to

West Cork fisherman is new safety ambassador

CASTLETOWNBERE fisherman Noel O’Sullivan knows a thing or two about the dangers of the ocean after managing to survive when his boat capsized off the Isles of Scilly in 2007. Now Noel has been chosen as the first “ambassador” for a joint safety campaign from Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Irish Water Safety (IWS) and the RNLI aimed at encouraging fishermen to wear their lifejackets. Noel and his six crew survived