Information breakfast for fishing industry
A FISHING industry information breakfast is to be held in Dublin next week for fishermen, processors and shellfish producers from Co Wicklow.
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the independent regulator for the sea-fishing and seafood sectors, is hosting the free event which is taking place next Wednesday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Maldron Hotel at Dublin Airport and which is also open to those working in the industry in Dublin and Louth. Inspection requirements, landing obligations and technical measures are among the many topics that will be covered.
The SFPA will be joined by representatives from a wide range of organisations including: the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Air Corps; BIM; FSAI; Naval Service; Inland Fisheries Ireland; Loughs Agency and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland. They will provide information and help with queries on the latest developments and regulations as well as day to day matters relating to the industry including quota management, food safety and trade.
Places are limited. Anyone interested in attending is asked to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow (Thursday, May 12).
‘Advances in technology and production as well as new EU regulations are leading to significant changes in fishing industry practice in Ireland,’ said Susan Steele, Chair of the SFPA.
‘ These events are a one-stop opportunity for fishermen, processors and producers to learn more about these changes and have their queries on these or other important issues relating to the industry answered personally by experts from the relevant organisations.’ THERE is less than a week to go now until the Wicklow 1916 Public Collections Day and the range of items to be looked at on the day promise plenty of intrigue and excitment.
Members of the public have been busy submitting registration forms detailing the wonderful treasures held by families and communities throughout the county ahead of the event, which will take place in County Buildings next Tuesday, May 17, from 1 to 8 p.m.
All of these treasures and their accompanying histories will be recorded at the Collections Day and staff from the Library Service, County Wicklow Archives Service and the Heritage Office are thrilled that individuals are willing to share their memorabilia.
For more information on the Collections Day and details on how to get involved, visit www. wicklow1916.ie. EIGHT Irish-Italian chippers in Co Wicklow are set to mark National Fish and Chips day on Wednesday, May 25, by selling half price ‘one and one’. These are Macari’s in Bray; Pineto Classico in both Rathnew and Greystones; Mario’s and Pineto’s in Wicklow town; Pineto in Rathdrum; Marsella’s Take Away in Arklow and Borza Take Away in Baltinglass.