Archive for the ‘Regulations / Health & Safety’ Category

Provisional Seed Bed Opening/Closing Dates

Posted on: July 23rd, 2018 by Gaffney

NOTE: Any opening of the seed fishery is subject to seed availability and Ministerial decision.

August 2018

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20/08/2018

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23/08/2018

September 2018

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02/09/2018

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06/09/2018

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17/09/2018

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21/09/2018

October 2018

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01/10/2018

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05/10/2018

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15/10/2018

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21/10/2018

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04/11/2018

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13/11/2018

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19/11/2018

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02/12/2018

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03/01/2019

NOTE: Any opening of the seed fishery is subject to seed availability and Ministerial decision.

Live To Tell The Tale Campaign

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by Paul Byrne

Live To Tell The Tale

BIM launched our ‘Live To Tell The Tale’ campaign on the 18 January

Fifty-three fishermen have lost their lives at sea over the last ten years. In 2015, there were four fatal accidents in the sector. Against such stark statistics, BIM recently launched a national advertising and Public Relations campaign entitled ‘Live to Tell The Tale’ to drive more fishermen to complete mandatory BIM safety survival training and wear their personal flotation device (PFD) lifejacket at all times when at sea.

According to BIM commissioned research undertaken by Behaviour and Attitudes, more than 52% of fishermen personally know a colleague who has been lost at sea. However, despite this, over half of these fishermen still do not wear a Personal Flotation Device when at sea.

The ‘Live to Tell the Tale’ campaign is looking to reverse this trend by promoting a behaviour change to motivate and encourage fishermen to take part in survival training and wear their Personal Flotation

Hear more about the campaign and accounts from fishermen and families who have faced the harsh reality of an accident at sea

The campaign features hard-hitting radio, press and outdoor advertisements that are designed to be thought provoking and make fishermen think of the consequences of not wearing a PFD lifejacket.

BIM are running a schedule of ‘Live to Tell the Tale’ Basic Safety Training Courses around the coast to coincide with the campaign and throughout the year. The courses are available through BIM’s National Fisheries Colleges in Greencastle, Co. Donegal , Castletownbere, Co. Cork and on board BIM’s mobile Coastal Training Units that travel to every port in the country. View the full schedule of courses

Sea You Home Safe

A campaign encouraging fishermen to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at sea on open decks.

Fishing is the most dangerous peacetime profession with 25% of fishermen in the UK claiming they have had an incident at sea which put their life at risk.

Losing a loved one at sea is a devastating experience for everyone affected, but did you know that it can take up to seven years for a person lost at sea to be declared dead? This can cause years of financial and administrative headaches for the family.

One of the most effective ways of improving the chances of surviving falling overboard (or recovering the body if the worst should happen) is to wear a Personal Flotation Device, known as a PFD. Which is why we have created the ‘Sea You Home Safe’ campaign, to encourage fishermen to wear a PFD when they are working on an open deck.

Stories from Sea

Read about the lives lost and saved at sea and why wearing a PFD can make a difference

Stories of love and loss and the brave fishermen who risk their lives at sea to put fish on our plates. We want to hear from fishermen and their families and why wearing a PFD is so important, please contact Beth Nicol at Citypress beth.nicol@citypress.co.uk or join us on Facebook.

Dougie’s Story

Dougie Brown, 52, from the Isle of Coll, experienced a brush with death after being tossed into the water from his fishing boat on 14th February 2014. Had it not been for his personal flotation device (PFD), and as a weak swimmer, the fisherman would have most certainly lost his life. Watch Dougie tell his story “A Mater of Life and Death: Dougies Story” and hear why he is urging all fishermen to wear a PFD.

Megan’s Story

Megan Willdig from Kirkcudbrightshire lost her partner Steven Robertson, two weeks before she found out she was pregnant. Steven’s body was never recovered, which meant Megan could not put Steven down on her daughter Ava’s birth certificate when she was born. Read Megan’s story

Sam’s Story

Fisherman Sam Cully’s life was saved after his boat sank in minutes off the coast of County Down. Sam was in the water for 45 minutes but was recovered by the RNLI thanks to the PFD he was wearing, which he had been given for free just weeks before. Read Sam’s story or watch “A Fisherman’s Story: Wearing a PFD Saved My Life!”.

The True Price of Fish

The True Price Of Fish is a fantastic 20 minute documentary by film maker Grace Pascoe looking at the issue of fishermen not wearing lifejackets at sea. Set in the South West of England, Grace speaks to a range of people affected by fishermen choosing to wear or not wear a PFD including the fishermen, the families and the organisations aiming to make the industry safer.






Vessel License Information

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by Paul Byrne
Title of License/Permit Purpose Relevant link to online information on licence/permit Section/Agency/Body which issues licence/permit

Republic of Ireland

Sea Fishing Boat Licence Licence for vessel to carry out commercial sea fisheries

www.agriculture.gov.ie

->Fisheries
->Sea Fisheries Administration
->Fishing Boat Licencing

Licensing Authority for Sea Fishing Boats.
National Seafood Centre,
Clonakilty,
Co. Cork.
Ph: +353 1890 252 741
General Deparment Contact Details
Aquaculture Licence Aquaculture

www.agriculture.gov.ie

->Fisheries
->Aquaculture and Foreshore Management
->Aquaculture Licence

Licensing Authority for Sea Fishing Boats.
National Seafood Centre,
Clonakilty,
Co. Cork.
Ph: +353 1890 252 741
General Deparment Contact Details
Foreshore Licence

Any function in relation to a fishery harbour centre,

any function in respect of –

  1. An activity which is wholly or primarily for the use, development or support of aquaculture, or
  2. An activity which is wholly or primarily for the use , development or support of sea-fishing, including the processing and sale of sea-fish and manufacture of products derived from sea fish

www.agriculture.gov.ie

->Fisheries
->Aquaculture and Foreshore Management
->Foreshore Administration

Licensing Authority for Sea Fishing Boats.
National Seafood Centre,
Clonakilty,
Co. Cork.
Ph: +353 1890 252 741
General Deparment Contact Details

Wales

Marine licensing is only appropriate and required in certain circumstances for aquaculture in Wales. Areas licensed through the 1967 Sea fisheries (shellfish) act – i.e. several/regulating and hybrid order areas – do not necessarily require a marine licence. Some small offshore areas may be able to apply for an exemption to a marine licence through The Marine Licence (exempted Activities) Wales Order 2011

This relates to the use of the ‘land’ not vessels. As mentioned previously – all vessels engaged in the seed catching part of the extensive mussel cultivation are licensed through the provision of conventional (or non-conventional) fishing licences. When they work on site (within the fishery order) as this is effectively ‘private ground’ no licences are required but all vessels must be certified as seaworthy via the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Commercial Fishing and Fisheries Vessel Licensing

Applying for or changing a licence

Catch Limits

Vessel Licence Information

Other Information

www.gov.uk
Marine Management Organisation

Marine Management Organisation
Lancaster House,
Hampshire Court,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE4 7YH

Helpline 0300 123 1032
Email info@marinemanagement.org.uk

Vessel Licensing Collection of documents about fishing vessel licences Fisheries management and variations

Marine Management Organisation
Lancaster House,
Hampshire Court,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE4 7YH

Helpline 0300 123 1032
Email info@marinemanagement.org.uk

Understand your fishing vessel licence How to understand each part of your fishing vessel licence – vessel details, conditions, schedule, annex and their current copies. www.gov.uk

Marine Management Organisation
Lancaster House,
Hampshire Court,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE4 7YH

Helpline 0300 123 1032
Email info@marinemanagement.org.uk

Vessel Licence Types Fishing vessel licence types

Marine Management Organisation
Lancaster House,
Hampshire Court,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE4 7YH

Helpline 0300 123 1032
Email info@marinemanagement.org.uk

Permits / Movement Orders

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by Paul Byrne

Republic of Ireland

If you run a Fish, mollusc or crustacean farm, you must obtain Fish Health Authorisation from the Marine Institute.

A public register of authorised finfish, mollusc and crustacean aquaculture production business is published here by the Marine Institute.

Fish Health Authorisation is a requirement under Council Directive 2006/88/EC which was transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Health of Aquaculture Animals and Products) Regulations 2008 (SI No. 261 of 2008), and European Communities (Health of Aquaculture Animals and Products (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 398 of 2010) and 2011 (S.I. No. 430 of 2011).

All movements of aquaculture animals for ongrowing must be notified to the Marine Institute at least three days in advance for movements within Ireland and five days ahead of the planned movement for imports/exports.

To apply online you will require a username and password for www.fishhealth.ie. You can request a login by emailing fishhealth@marine.ie

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Wales

Movement of mussel seed into areas are, in some circumstances, facilitated through the provision of an authorisation under The Molluscan Shellfish (Control of Deposits) Order 1974

In the Menai Strait all movement of mussel seed into the area are assessed through the application of the Code of Good Practice for mussel seed movements from the Bangor Mussel Producers Association

All mussel seed fisheries are authorised through the provision of authorisations that allow for the harvesting of undersized mussels. As all known source areas within the Eastern side of the Irish Sea also lie within areas managed for environmental protection (natura 2000 sites/European Marine sites) all mussel seed fisheries are assessed through the requirements of The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017

For movement of mussel to market – local authorities issue shellfish movement documents under the requirement of EU Reg 854/2004, which provides the recipient that shellfish are harvested from areas with the appropriate shellfish hygiene classification

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Marine Notices

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by Paul Byrne

Marine Notices

MSO Survey Procedures

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by Paul Byrne

Biotoxin Information

Posted on: April 22nd, 2018 by Paul Byrne

Water Quality

Posted on: April 22nd, 2018 by Paul Byrne

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority works in close partnership with the shellfish sector to ensure healthy marine ecosystems so that consumers can enjoy safe seafood of the highest quality.

Click here for information on the SFPA shellfish sampling programme.

EPA GIS Application

User guide to the EPA Unified GIS Application

Guidance Documents

Code of Practice for the Microbiological Monitoring of Bivalve Mollusc Production Areas: View/Download here

Code of Practice for the Irish Shellfish Monitoring Programme (Biotoxins): View/Download here

Notice to Trade on the Harvesting of Scallops: View/Download here

SFPA Guidance Document for Inspecting LBM Purification Centres: View/Download here

Enhanced Official Controls for Shellfish & Phytoplankton Sampling under the Irish Shellfish Monitoring Programme: View/Download here

Instructions for taking and submitting Shellfish samples for the National Shellfish Monitoring Programme (Biotoxins): View/Download here