Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring T.D. announces over €500,000 Investment for 22 marine projects in Mayo, Sligo

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.

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Eight Finalists Announced in the BIM Seafood Retail Business Awards 2018

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).

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FLAG West Fisheries Local Action Group Strategy announces support for 33 distinctive community projects across Clare & Galway to the tune of €411,099

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.

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BIM Environmental Sustainability Atlas Maps drive to protect €1.1 billion Seafood Sector for Future Generations

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.

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Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle T.D. announces 29 Local Community Projects to Deliver Investment of over €645,000 under EMFF South East Fisheries Local Action Group Programme

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.

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'Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey' trail expands to embrace food tourism opportunity on the Wild Atlantic Way

Released: 3 July 2017

BIM and Fáilte Ireland announce extension of seafood trail to include 22 producers from Donegal to Cork

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Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D. announces the South West FLAG Strategy

Released: 3 July 2017

10 Fisheries Local Action Group Projects to Deliver Investment of €162,000

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Ireland's €1.1 billion Seafood Sector Records Growth of Over 7%

Released: 29 June 2017

BIM National Seafood Conference Focuses on the Future of Irish Seafood.

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EU Investment Fund for Donegal To Deliver 31 Projects worth €468,000

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.

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Irish Seafood Companies look to Innovation in Food Waste Elimination

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.

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Minister Creed Announces 153 Successful Projects worth €3.6 million under EMFF Fisheries Local Action Group Scheme

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.

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Bord Iascaigh Mhara Announce Exciting Line up for National Seafood Conference in association with SeaFest 2017

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. 

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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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Biamara - Join the Seafood Discussion

Released: 11 May 2017

Biamara is a private website portal for the Irish Aquaculture industry.

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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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Apply to partake in BIM Full Chartered Fishing Trials

Released: 28 April 2017

BIM work directly with you the sector to develop gear modifications and other technical conservation measures that minimise unwanted catches of juvenile or low quota fish, and address landing obligation requirements.

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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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