BIM launch Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for Ireland's Brown Crab Fishery

Released: 12 May 2017

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, in partnership with key industry stakeholders from the inshore and processing sectors, is delighted to officially launch a Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) for Ireland’s brown crab fishery. The aim of a FIP is to improve the sustainable operations within a fishery and to progress to certification under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) over a 3-5 year period.

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Seafood HACCP Workshop in Sligo

Released: 5 May 2017

BIM, Irelands Seafood Development Agency’s food safety team travelled to Sligo at the end of April to deliver the second of this year’s regional Seafood HACCP workshops.

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Foyle Fishermen Sign up to BIM's Fishing For Litter Initiative

Released: 2 May 2017

Fishermen from Foyle Fishermen’s Co-op based in Greencastle, Co. Donegal are now active members of the established BIM Fishing For Litter (FFL) programme.

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BIM Host High Level Fisheries Economics Conference to Discuss Socio-Economic Impact of Common Fisheries Policy

Released: 26 April 2017

The 23rd European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE) conference, hosted by BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, welcomed over 100 economists, academics, fishermen and policy makers to Dublin Castle today for the second day of this important three day business and networking event from the 25th – 27th April.

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Jim O'Toole Appointed Chief Executive of BIM, Ireland's Seafood Development Agency

Released: 24 April 2017

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, is delighted to officially announce Mr. Jim O’Toole as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. O’Toole, who was appointed by the Board of BIM, brings to the position a wealth of experience in global food marketing, sustainability development and change leadership.

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BIM urges Fishermen to Register their Safety Equipment with ComReg - New Guide to Registration launched

Released: 5 April 2017

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has joined forces with ‘All Aboard 2017’ to launch the new ‘Guide for Fishermen to Register Digital Safety Equipment with ComReg’.  This step-by-step guide aims to help fishermen successfully register the personal locator beacon (PLB) from their lifejackets with ComReg.

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Seafood SME's put their Products under the Microscope at BIM Seafood Academy West Innovation Workshop

Released: 27 March 2017

Galway Seafood Producers, Claire Colohan, Galway Food Co. and Richard Collins, Saile presented their latest product innovations to a panel of experts for live feedback.

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€1.4 million Irish Sea Portal Project launched

Released: 21 March 2017

Pilot project set to benefit mussel industry in Ireland and Wales

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Call for Entries for 2018 BIM Young Fishmonger Awards

Released: 20 March 2017

BIM is today inviting entries for BIM Young Fishmonger and the BIM Seafood Retail Business Award 2018!.

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A-fish-ionado reveals The Alternative Easter Sunday Lunch

Released: 20 March 2017

  • Call for entries for 2018 Young Fishmonger Award & new Seafood Business Retail Award!
  • Questions you should ask your fishmonger

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) to Host Gathering of Top Seafood Innovators in October

Released: 10 March 2017

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, will host the 47th WEFTA (West European Fish Technologist’s Association) Conference in the Aviva Stadium from the 9th – 12th October this year.

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West Cork Seafood Company launch 'Easy to Cook' product range

Released: 7 March 2017

Fish Seafood Deli, a successful and well established seafood company based in West Cork, have developed and launched a new product range under the brand name ‘Fresh Fish Deli’

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara Assist Irish Seafood Industry to Drive Sustainability Agenda

Released: 3 March 2017

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, launched a new certification standard to drive sustainability in the Irish Fishing Sector, at the Skipper Expo International trade show in Galway today, Friday 3rd March.

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Good News on Ash Wednesday! EU Fisheries Investment Programme to deliver €1.68 Million to South East Region

Released: 1 March 2017

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the South East Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) today, 1st March 2017, announced a local development strategy that will deliver €1.68 million to the region.

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BIM Highlight the Benefits of 'Going Green' with New Cost Efficiency Guide

Released: 28 February 2017

BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, recently launched a Resource Efficiency Guide aimed at seafood processors to assist them to operate more sustainably at the annual Green Awards 2017 on the 21st February.

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Seafood Wins out at Green Awards 2017 as Ireland's Largest Fishermans Co-op Wins Overall 'Green Business of the Year' Award

Released: 22 February 2017

Castletownbere Fisherman’s Co-operative Society won the top accolade ‘Green Business of the Year’ at last night’s prestigious Green Awards 2017 attended by over 500 professionals in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin.

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Minister Creed launches Local Development Strategies for seven Fisheries Local Action Groups - FLAGs

Released: 1 February 2017

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. today launched the Local Development Strategies for the 7 Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs).

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Four Irish Seafood Companies nominated for the 2017 Green Awards!

Released: 27 January 2017

Four Irish Seafood companies - Burren Smokehouse, Co. Clare, Fisherman’s Co-op, Castletownbere, Co. Cork, Irish Fish Canners, Co. Donegal and Woodstown Bay Shellfish Ltd., Co. Waterford have been shortlisted for the ‘Green Seafood Business Award’, sponsored by BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, for the upcoming Green Awards on the 21st February in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Co. Dublin.

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara Enable Irish Seafood Companies to Build Innovation Capability Through Seafood Innovation Academy

Released: 7 December 2016

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, recently hosted the last in a series of ‘Seafood Innovation Academy’ workshops in the BIM Seafood Development Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara Announce an Investment of over €500,000 in Safety Training and Ice Provision for Castletownbere

Released: 25 November 2016

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, are investing over €500,000 in a new fire training facility for the National Fisheries College in Castletownbere and in refurbishments to the Ice Plant to secure continuity in ice provision to the local fishing industry.

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