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KFO WELCOMES PLANNED NEW SCHEME FOR NON EEA WORKERS IN IRISH FISHING FLEET

The KFO has welcomed the announcement last Thursday evening by Minister Coveney of a planned new scheme for non EEA workers in the Irish Fishing Fleet following agreement reached at the Departmental Task Force meeting on the same day for a new system for migrant workers in the fishing industry.   Sean O Donoghue CEO […]

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Coveney Meets EU Commissioner Vella to Highlight Issues of Importance for Irish Fishermen in Advance of the December Fisheries Council

The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney met Karmenu Vella,  European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries during a visit to Malta today (Monday 9th November).  The meeting covered the setting of fishing quotas for 2016, the introduction of the first phase of the discards ban for the whitefish fleet in 2016. […]

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KFO mourns loss of a respected stalwart and leader

“We have lost a dear friend who touched so many lives and has left a great legacy” The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has paid tribute to its former chairman, Martin Howley whose untimely passing has left the fishing industry in mourning. Martin has been a Board member of the KFO since it was formed in […]

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Herring dispute: EU lifts measures against the Faroe Islands

The Commission has today, 18th August 2014, repealed the measures adopted against the Faroe Islands in August 2013 following their unsustainable fishery on Atlanto-Scandian herring. The measures imposed at the time will now be lifted as of 20th August 2014.  The decision comes after it was agreed that the Faroe Islands would cease their unsustainable fishery and […]

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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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news

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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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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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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