Department of the Marine and Natural Resources
The Department of the Marine and Natural Resources is the Government Department responsible for Ireland’s marine natural resources. Mr Frank Fahey, T.D., is the Minister for the Marine and Natural Resources.
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
BIM is responsible for the development of the Irish fishing and aquaculture industries, marketing Irish seafood and providing training and an ice supply to the industry.
The Marine Institute
The Marine Institute is Ireland’s national agency responsible for marine research.
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
ICES is the oldest inter-governmental organisation in the world dedicated to marine and fisheries science and research.
International Comission for the Conservation of the Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT)
ICCAT is the inter-governmental fishing organisation responsible for the conservation of tuna and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and its adjacent seas.
Europa is the portal site of the European Union and provides information on EU affairs and European integration.
Directorate General Fisheries of the European Comission
DG Fisheries is the Directorate General responsible for for the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which covers all fishing activities, the farming of living aquatic resources and their processing and marketing, on the legal basis of Article 33 of the Treaty establishing the European Community. DG Fisheries is under the responsibility of Mr Franz Fischler, The Fisheries Commissioner.
Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA)
This organisation represents oil and gas companies with operating interests in Ireland’s offshore hydrocarbon industry.
Multi-Annual Guidance Programmes (MAGPs)
Multi-annual guidance programmes are used in the context of the Common Fisheries policy. They are the key instruments of the CFP and regulate policy for aquaculture, the creation of artificial reefs and the reduction in fleet size.
Website for fisheries and aqua culture news.
Fishing newspaper for Ireland.
The Marine Times, based in Killybegs, Co. Donegal covers marine issues in Ireland.
The U.K. based fishing newspaper.