Daily Archives: October 6, 2021

First Shannon-class lifeboat arrives in SE Ireland

6th October 2021 Dunmore East RNLI recently welcomed their new €2.4m Shannon-class lifeboat, the William and Agnes Wray. A six-person crew from Dunmore East RNLI had travelled to collect the state- of-the-art lifeboat from the RNLI’s All-Weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole earlier in the week. A warm welcome awaited the crew as lifeboats from Kilmore Quay and Fethard RNLI formed ...

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Early December target for 2022 fishing talks agreement

6th October 2021 UK officials and ministers are aiming to reach an agreement with the EU on fishing opportunities for 2022 by 10 December, according to the NFFO. The federation says the two sides hope to avoid ‘the prolonged and torturous process’ that marked the 2021 negotiations – the first where the UK was an independent coastal state. ICES scientific ...

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French fury as UK announces 6-12 licences

4th October 2021 Only 12 of 47 applications granted for under-12s French officials and politicians have reacted furiously to the UK publication of a list of EU under-12m vessels that will be licensed to fish in the UK six to 12-mile zone, reports Tim Oliver. Only 12 licences have been issued out of 47 applications made. Angry French politicians and ...

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Brexit TCA set to cost industry ‘hundreds of millions’ by 2026

5th October 2021 A new detailed cost/benefit analysis of the outcome of Brexit for UK fishermen has found that the industry is on track to lose hundreds of millions of pounds by 2026, unless changes are secured through international fisheries negotiations. The findings are in a new report, ‘The Brexit Balance Sheet’, commissioned by the NFFO and prepared by Gary ...

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