Released: 16 July 2018
Released: 2 July 2018
Released: 27 June 2018
Bord Iascaigh Mhara highlights at SeaFest include rare opportunity to tour a pelagic trawler.
Released: 26 June 2018
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, hosted a two day workshop in June on how the seafood sector can prepare and adapt to the potential vulnerability of fish and shellfish to predicted climate change.
Released: 8 June 2018
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency, in partnership with Grant Thornton, has today announced the launch of its new Management Development Programme, Propel.
Released: 31 May 2018
A garden that tells the story of how Irish seafood is being sustainably produced to help protect fish stocks, protect the marine environment and develop and sustain fisheries dependent coastal communities in Ireland has been announced as the overall winner of Bloom 2018.
Released: 30 May 2018
Visitors to Ireland’s largest garden festival will learn more about how Irish seafood is being sustainably produced to help protect fish stocks, protect the marine environment and sustain and develop fisheries dependent coastal communities throughout Ireland.
Released: 24 May 2018
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, along with Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) agreed a memorandum of understanding today to develop a comprehensive skills and training programme for Ireland’s €1.15 billion Seafood Industry.
Released: 10 May 2018
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), today unveiled its new Statement of Strategy Enabling Sustainable Growth for the 2018-2020 period.
Released: 1 May 2018
Leading Irish seafood producers featured on new Taste the Atlantic trail.
Released: 27 April 2018
BIM fishmonger training programme aimed at new entrants working in independent fishmongers and on fresh fish counters in supermarkets.
Released: 27 March 2018
The 2018 Burren Slow Food Festival was launched in Dublin’s Klaw Seafood Café today by festival chair Birgitta Hedin Curtin of the Burren Smokehouse in collaboration with Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and Failte Ireland Food Champion, Niall Sabongi.
Released: 26 March 2018
Rising demand for Irish Seafood throughout Irish foodservice industry
Released: 13 March 2018
BIM Report highlights scale and importance of seafood sector
Released: 9 March 2018
Mayo sailor, first Irish female to compete in Solitaire Du Figaro race
Released: 6 March 2018
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, today, 6th March 2018, launched a promotional campaign to profile the important role women play in Ireland’s Seafood Sector.
Released: 21 February 2018
The Burren Smokehouse in Co. Clare has been recognised as ‘Green Seafood Business of the Year’ at the annual Green Awards that took place in Dublin last night.
Released: 20 December 2017
BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, sees a key opportunity for the Irish seafood industry to enhance its credentials as a clean, green and sustainable sector.
Released: 29 November 2017
The busy and vibrant fishing port of Dunmore East in County Waterford is now the 9th fishing port to participate in the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Fishing for Litter programme.
Released: 20 November 2017
€5.5 million in EU funding will help support of aquaculture in the Irish Sea
Released: 17 November 2017
Anne Stephens crowned the first female winner of the BIM Young Fishmonger competition
Released: 10 November 2017
BIM strengthens of its sustainable aquaculture standard - CQA
Released: 1 November 2017
Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, joined representatives from EU coastal states to emphasise the importance of fisheries in Brexit negotiations.
Released: 11 October 2017
Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has launched a new Research and Development fund to support Irish companies’ innovation in the seafood sector and help grow the €850million industry in line with stated Government targets.
Released: 10 October 2017
Local group sign up to Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s voluntary national programme in a bid to better the north Mayo coast
Released: 9 October 2017
Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis has become the 8th BIM Fishing For Litter port to join the national network. Local fishmermen have worked together with BIM to address the marine litter issue in an attempt to decrease the levels of marine debris and further enhance Dingle’s status as a popular tourist destination. The announcement comes as the European ‘Our Ocean’ conference begins in Malta, with one of the key themes discussing marine litter.
Released: 4 October 2017
Goatsbridge Trout Farm have won this year’s Seafood Innovation Award at the Annual Blas na hÉireann awards ceremony in Dingle, Co Kerry and will receive €4,000 worth of assistance from Bord Iascaigh Mhara and a cheque for €1,000.
Released: 29 September 2017
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, has confirmed that the scientific research and data which the agency compiled when identifying an organic salmon farm site off the coast of Inishturk Island, Co Mayo will be offered to aquaculture operators to pursue an application for an aquaculture licence for the site.
Released: 29 September 2017
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency has concluded the final phase of judging for the inaugural Seafood Retail Business Award 2018. Winners will receive prize worth €15,000.
Released: 12 September 2017
BIM launch the ‘The Mussel House’ as part of ‘Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey
Released: 4 September 2017
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency, is delighted to announce the shortlist for the BIM Young Fishmonger 2018 awards.
Released: 28 August 2017
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency hosted a networking event in the Radisson Hotel, Dublin Airport today (28th August) aimed at women working in Ireland’s €1 billion Seafood Industry to ascertain if a professional networking forum will support and drive greater female participation in the sector.
Released: 10 August 2017
New oyster showcase at Doagh Famine Museum launched as part of the ‘Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey’ trail
Released: 28 July 2017
Today, (Friday 28th of July), Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D. joined BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the North East Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin to announce grant aid of €219,310 to 13 distinctive maritime projects across coastal communities in counties Louth, Meath and Dublin that will deliver a total investment of €434,337.
Released: 24 July 2017
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. today (Monday, 24th July) joined BIM (Bord Iascaigh Mhara), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and the North West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) to announce over €500,000 in total investment for 22 distinctive coastal community based projects across the counties of Mayo and Sligo.
Released: 19 July 2017
BIM is delighted to announce that eight finalists have been shortlisted for the BIM Seafood Retail Business Award 2018 today (Wednesday 19th July 2017).
Released: 14 July 2017
Seán Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment with responsibility for Natural Resources, Community Affairs, and Digital Development today, Friday 14th July, travelled to Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands to announce the West Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) support for 33 projects along the Atlantic coastlines of counties Clare, Galway and the Aran Islands.
Released: 13 July 2017
BIM, Irelands Seafood Development Agency, today (Thursday 13 July 2017) launched its first Environmental Sustainability Atlas, a comprehensive compendium of all the environmental activities in which it is engaged across the sea fishing, fish farming and seafood processing sectors.
Released: 10 July 2017
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D. announced the latest tranche of funding under the Southeast FLAG, Fisheries Local Action Group programme at a reception in the Arklow Bay Hotel in the coastal fishing town of Arklow in Co Wicklow this morning Monday 10th July.
Released: 3 July 2017
BIM and Fáilte Ireland announce extension of seafood trail to include 22 producers from Donegal to Cork
Released: 3 July 2017
10 Fisheries Local Action Group Projects to Deliver Investment of €162,000
Released: 29 June 2017
BIM National Seafood Conference Focuses on the Future of Irish Seafood.
Released: 23 June 2017
Newly appointed Government Chief Whip and Donegal T.D. Joe McHugh, announced the North FLAG (Fisheries Local Action Group) Strategy Fund at a reception in the Maritime Museum in the picturesque coastal fishing village of Greencastle, Inishowen Donegal today, Friday 23rd June.
Released: 22 June 2017
BIM, Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, today (Thursday 22 June 2017) facilitated a Sustainability Knowledge Sharing trip for ten leading Irish seafood companies to Silver Hill Farm in Co. Monaghan to deliver valuable insights and learnings around the area of sustainability from an innovative Irish company that has effectively eliminated waste from their business.
Released: 8 June 2017
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D. visited the renowned Ballycotton Harbour today (Thursday 8th June) to announce a range of successful projects that will deliver a total investment of €3.6 million under the innovative and inspiring Fisheries Local Area Action Group (FLAG) Strategy for Ireland’s 7 coastal regions.
Released: 1 June 2017
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, is delighted to announce an exciting and busy programme for the agency’s National Seafood Conference ‘Winning in a Changing Environment’ that will take place on the 29th June in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Released: 21 March 2017
Pilot project set to benefit mussel industry in Ireland and Wales
Released: 20 March 2017
BIM is today inviting entries for BIM Young Fishmonger and the BIM Seafood Retail Business Award 2018!.
Released: 20 March 2017
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Released: 17 November 2016
Bord Iascaigh Mhara is delighted to announce the winners of the first ever BIM National Seafood Awards this evening at a Gala Awards event in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
Released: 10 November 2016
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency, recently launched the BIM Fishing for Litter programme, funded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), in Ros a Mhíl fishing port in Galway.
Released: 26 October 2016
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Seafood Development Agency, and Lissadell House officially launched the ‘Taste the Atlantic – a Seafood Journey’ oyster exhibition in the stable rooms of the beautiful Lissadell House, Sligo yesterday evening.
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