About BIM

We are the State Agency responsible for developing the Irish Seafood Industry

About

An Bord Iascaigh Mhara, (BIM) established under The Irish Sea Fisheries Act in 1952, is the Irish State agency responsible for developing the Irish seafood industry. With our head office in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, our Seafood Innovation Hub in Clonakility, Co. Cork, as well as regional offices around the coast, we have, for the last seven decades worked to support and develop the Irish seafood industry.

Our vision is to lead the Irish Seafood sector through our effective support and deep expertise so that Ireland becomes the international leader in high value differentiated products that satisfy the growing demand for healthy, safe, responsibly and sustainably produced seafood.

 

Our Mission

To support and enable an increase in value creation of an Irish sustainable seafood sector, across the supply chain, from catch to consumer.

 

Our Vision

We will partner with the Irish seafood sector in every possible way, with intent and urgency, to identify and drive the changes needed to ensure its sustainable future.

 

Strategy

BIM’s Strategy for 2022 to 2026 aims to deliver our mission and vision in the context of particularly challenging times for the sector. Our strategy sets out four goals that aim to redefine what we do, and to positively reshape the sector as a result. These goals are supported by four new approaches to how we work – which will change the culture and consequence of BIM as an organisation. You can learn more about our strategy here.

 

Overview of BIM

BIM’s vision is to lead the Irish Seafood sector through our effective support and deep expertise so that Ireland becomes the international leader in high value differentiated products that satisfy the growing demand for healthy, safe, responsibly and sustainably produced seafood.

 

Our Board Members

The Board of BIM comprises six directors, including a Chairman appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Our Board determines BIM’s programmes in the context of EU and national policies and oversees their implementation.

Board Members

 

Our Management Team

BIM has five business units, each of which are led by a Director, who reports to the Chief Executive.

Management Team

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Regulation of Lobbying

BIM does not carrying on lobbying activities and therefore does not submit a lobbying return under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015. Any communication that BIM has with a Designated Public Official is exempted under the Act as communications by a designated public official in his or her capacity as such; communications by public servants (or those engaged on contract by a public service body) made in that capacity and relating to the functions of BIM.

BIM is not a member of any think tanks or representative or lobby groups.

Budget

Budget Summary 2022