THE Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has launched eight schemes to commence implementation of Ireland’s new €240 million EMFF Seafood Development Programme for the period up to 2020 and beyond, co-funded by the Exchequer and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. This announcement follows approval of the Programme in December by Government and the European Commission.
SEVERAL local seafood restaurants are among those from around the country to be recommended by online foodie magazine www.thetaste.ie as “the best seafood spots in Ireland”.
FINE Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington is calling on members of the public to contribute to proposed plans on the spending of €241 million for the seafood sector by May 1st. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has announced plans for a new €241 million development programme for the seafood sector up to 2020. According to the plans proposed by Minister Coveney €42
THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney announced plans for a new €241 million development programme for the seafood sector for the period up to 2020 at a recent event at the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Seafood Development Centre in Clonakilty. A public consultation on the Minister’s proposals for the new Programme and a strategic environmental assessment were published, with comments invited by 1 May 2015. In
A European-funded project, Labelfish – the “Atlantic Network on Genetic Control of Fish and Seafood Labelling and Traceability,” has been testing shop- and restaurant-bought fish around Ireland and Europe’s Atlantic coast using DNA technology to identify whether the species printed on the label or menu is always what is being sold. As project partners, researchers at Indigo Rock Marine Research Station in Bantry, Co. Cork are working to help set
WEST Cork seafood companies are set to benefit to the tune of €520,748 as part of a national €2.4Million in grant aid just announced for the development of seafood industry. Twenty companies will benefit from the 2014 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme, four of which are based in Cork including Castletownbere Fishermen’s Co-Op who will receive €289,228 towards their overall expenditure of €964,096; Keohane Seafood Ltd is set to receive €111,520
UNION Hall-based Glenmar Shellfish looks set for major expansion into China, the world’s biggest seafood market following a trial deal that has just been agreed. Glenmar is set to provide 80 tonnes of shellfish to five Chinese buyers who agreed the deal while on a trade visit to West Cork organised by Bord Bia.
WEST Cork seafood companies are set for more than €350,000 of investment as part of €2.4 million in national grant aid announced by marine minister Simon Coveney. The funding for the 25 seafood processing companies under the 2013 Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme includes three who are based in West Cork who will receive a total of €351,493.
THE Taoiseach Enda Kenny has launched a Government plan to double the value of Ireland’s ocean wealth to 2.4% of GDP by 2030 and increase the turnover from our ocean economy to exceed €6.4bn by 2020.
WEST Cork is set to benefit from €15.5 million of new investment I the seafood sector announced by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney. The investment by the Irish seafood processing companies is supported by grants of €3.2 million under the EU co-funded Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme.
MARINE Minister Simon Coveney has launched a public consultation process on how to harness the potential of Ireland’s vast marine resource to tap into a Trillion Euro global market for marine products and services (including seafood, tourism, shipping, oil and gas, renewable ocean energy and new applications for health, medicine and technology). Launching the public consultation “Our Ocean Wealth”, Minister Coveney said that Ireland needs to change the way we