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Fishermen being left behind by rising tide

KFO to highlight litany of festering problems facing industry Morale in the Irish fishing industry is at an all-time low as rocketing fuel costs, shrinking quotas and the lingering legacy of Brexit are all proving extremely problematic, an Oireachtas Committee will be told later today (Wednesday). Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) Chief Executive, Seán O’Donoghue said […]

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EBFA outraged at Commission’s implementing VMEs Regulation

On the 15th of September the European Commission published an implementing regulation which puts an end to bottom fishing in VMEs in 87 different areas in the waters of Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal. (see map). The key closures areas for Ireland are in the Porcupine which will affect our valuable Nephrops fishery. The Commission […]

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Fishermen unable to sustain rocketing fuel costs

KFO calls for urgent political intervention to relieve crisis The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has called for immediate political action to alleviate the soaring cost of fuel which has many fishermen on the brink and is causing untold hardship and anxiety for the industry. Chief Executive, Seán O’Donoghue said that the Irish Government has been […]

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BIM’s National Seafood Survey information meeting in Killybegs

BIM is hosting a series of information meetings about the National Seafood Survey (NSS) with vessel owners around Ireland’s coast throughout October 2022 to launch the new survey. Based on survey returns for last year, a new report from BIM, the Annual Fisheries Report 2022: A Snapshot of Ireland’s Fisheries Sector’ will also be circulated […]

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ieCatch V3 Rollout & Training

Attention all KFO members. The electronic Logbook software (ieCatch ) is being upgraded to a new version (V3). The new ieCatch V3 has been fully rebuilt in line with a new International UN Standard known as FLUX (Fisheries Language for Universal Exchange). The ERS unit within the SFPA will commence the rollout of ieCatch V3 […]

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Significant progress made on Danish mackerel dispute

Festive cheer otherwise in scant supply at Fisheries Council Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) CEO, Seán O’Donoghue has welcomed a declaration issued by the Council of EU Fisheries Ministers aimed at resolving the mackerel dispute between Denmark and Ireland. However, he conceded that this agreement aside, it was a case of “little done, lots left to […]

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Brexit residue erodes Fisheries Council clout

Handcuffed negotiators unlikely to resolve key fisheries issues ? The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed its serious misgivings ahead of the annual meeting of the Council of Fisheries Ministers which commences in Brussels this weekend. It believes that an industry already in a state of heightened anxiety regarding Brexit losses is again in a […]

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Guilty until proven innocent, the lot of Irish fishermen

EU Commission refuses fishermen sight of contentious report Fishermen are demanding sight of a control audit report which allegedly makes a range of damaging allegations against the sector but to which they have been denied access for more than three years. Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) CEO, Seán O’Donoghue said the Commission is playing the role […]

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