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Case won

11 Irish fishermen, the bulk of them based in Donegal and members of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, have won a second case against an EU commission decision not to grant them extra tonnage on the basis of money they spent on safety measures in 2001. KFO Chief Executive Sean O’Donaghue says the work was done […]

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Official launch

The official launch has taken place today of the new biomarine plant in Killybegs which, when completed will create in excess of 50 jobs for the area. Flagged earlier this year, this morning Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland held an Information Meeting this morning to give more details of the €35 million state-of-the-art plant. It will generate […]

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The head of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation says the industry needs to speak with a united voice on the issue of conservation and quotas determination. New protocols are in place under which scientific evidence put forward by the fisheries organisations is given more consideration by the EU commission, but Sean O’Donaghue says that will only […]

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KFO News

Fatalities in the fishing sector is far too high and it is vital to reduce the number of fatalities significantly. That’s according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation Sean O’Donoghue after the Health and Safety Authority highlighted that Irish fishermen are 40 times more likely to be killed doing their job […]

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New Jobs

A site in Killybegs has been identified but the plant still has to go through the planning process and will be dependent on state aid to get established. Discussions on funding are ongoing. Mr Coveney said the facility could become a “game-changer in the seafood sector”. “It will position Killybegs and Ireland as a global […]

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a Major boost

A €35m investment has been announced for Killybegs, with plans to build the world’s largest bio-marine ingredients plant in the harbour town. The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has joined forces with Norwegian partner Biomarine Science Technology (BST) for the project which will create up to 50 jobs during the construction phase and a further 70 […]

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